[ovs-discuss] Error in running on NetBSD

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Oct 28 15:58:54 UTC 2014

If I recall correctly, NetBSD doesn't allow the user to choose the names
of tap interfaces.  The kernel selects the names of tap interfaces and
userspace cannot influence or change the names.  So you may have to deal
with it.

Normally you would use your system tools to configure IP address, etc.
With GNU/Linux that's "ifconfig" or "ip"; with NetBSD I do not know.

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 09:20:43PM +0530, john paul wrote:
> thanks for your quick reply.
> it works but not able to see br0 in ifconfig, the interfaces added in the
> list is tap0,tap1
> I can see bridge in ovs-vsctl show ,but how can I configure for IP address
> and gateway?
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 06:48:45PM +0530, john paul wrote:
> > > I am trying to run OVS-2.3 on NetBSD 6.1.4 i386 but getting following
> > > problem,
> > > when I am trying to add bridge br0 using
> > >  # ovs-vsctl add-br br0
> > > ovs-vsctl: Error detected while setting up 'br0'.
> >
> > You should add the bridge and set its datapath_type to netdev in the
> > same ovs-vsctl invocation, otherwise you'll get this kind of error
> > after the add-br command.
> >

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