[Bug 1202839] Re: qemu-bridge-helper missing from qemu-kvm or elsewhere

Serge Hallyn 1202839 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Jul 24 21:09:55 UTC 2013

Note that in quantal that file is shipped without CAP_NET_ADMIN and not
suid-root.  Therefore it was useless to its intended purpose there.

The point of that file is to allow unprivileged users to create tap
devices for their VMs.  You can create tap devices yourself for that
purpose easily, or use libvirt to do it for you.

Shipping this file and a bridge.conf configuration file isn't out of the
question, but would need to be vetted by the security team.

** Changed in: qemu-kvm (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Wishlist

** Changed in: qemu-kvm (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

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