$Id: README,v 1.2 2004/07/15 11:22:43 abuse Exp $


This is a module that provides the ability for a Perl script to act as
a network device to receive and transmit raw Ethernet and/or IP
datagrams to the Linux kernel using the tuntap device. With this, you
can build IP tunnels and packet inspecting systems.

This module is almost certainly Linux-specific. (Although since I've
already been asked for a Mac OS X version, this might not remain the

A pair of scripts to manage the two endpoints of a DNS tunnel are
provided, but they are very, very dirty. This module is merely just
quite dirty (hence the very low version number.)


a) Untar the archive
b) cd into the directory created
c) Makefile.PL
d) make
e) make install


See "perldoc Linux::TunTap".


Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Peter Corlett <>. All
rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.