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guest programmable mac/vlan filtering with macvtap

This would be nice to have to be able to do bridging or use macvlan inside the guest.

We neet to be able to:

  • change mac address of the guest virtio-net interface.
  • create a vlan device on the guest virtio-net device
  • set promiscuous mode on guest virtio-net device
  • all this controllable by host admin


  • There's a patch [1] proposed by Alex Williamson to do TX mac filtering in TUN. It's still in RFC state, no recent activity in thread. Try rewrite based on comments.
  • Implement VIRTIO_NET_F_MAC, VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_VLAN handling in qemu virtio-net. These capabilities are advertised but commands are silently dropped.
  • Control should be done via qemu capabilities. Need a way to disable access that qemu can't override unless it has net admin capability.