The preferred way to get the Virtual ARM-Networkddevice in my network is using a bridge between ethernet and tap-device.
This is a NOBRAINER on any Linux-Host brctl addif eth0 tap0 but i've seen no way to do this on my Mac, which is kinda sad.
- *Bonding fails!* $ ifconfig tap0 tap: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether ae:66:0e:34:97:39 inet 0.0.0.0 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 0.255.255.255 open (pid 56452) $networksetup -isBondSupported tap0 Could not find hardware port or device named tap0.
Unfortunately Apple chose to leave bridging out of the Darwin kernel, for reasons known only to itself. So there's no native way to do it. VLAN's, yes, but that won't work in your application. You'd have to write your own kernel extension.