Previous - Up - Next

5   Installing the Network Interface Helper

Simics provides many ways to connect the simulated network to the real network. They are listed in the network chapter of Simics User Guide. For some of them a small helper program, openif, needs to be installed. openif must run with super-user privileges. There are several ways of accomplishing this:

The source code of openif is available as part of the Simics distribution, open to inspection and modification as needed.

Note that allowing unprivileged users to access the raw network device may cause security problems. Therefore it is not recommended to use the real-network connection in an untrusted network environment. A safer solution is to use the port forwarding feature in Simics instead.

Previous - Up - Next