Select the existing interface that you want to arp say Ethernet 1 , and give the Service Name that you want for the new port say Ethernet 1. Now you have the new virtual interface in the gui and can manage IP addresses etc it in the normal way. Basically you select a network adapter in the Networks pane of system preferences, then click the gear to "Duplicate Service". After the service is duplicated, you manually assign an IP in one of the private address ranges.
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Hans Doggen. Hans Doggen Hans Doggen 1, 2 2 gold badges 14 14 silver badges 13 13 bronze badges. The loopback adapter is always up. This is correct for creating an alias, but to my knowledge you cannot define a DNS Server linked to the loopback adapter, so it will not work in my scenario as described above. This is not a true virtual network interface. Replying in particular to: You can create a new interface in the networking panel, based on an existing interface, but it will not act as a real fully functional interface if the original interface is inactive, then the derived one is also inactive.
The Ethernet entry can be copied pretty much verbatim, the only fields you would actually be changing are: UUID UserDefinedName IPv4 configuration and set the interface to your tun or tap device i.
DNS server if needed. As a reference this is used to do special routing magic.
Are you root? Are the drivers installed? Dave 3 3 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges. Will this solution allow you to turn on "Internet Sharing" to bridge the tap interface to the ethernet or airport interface?
I've tested it and yes, it does. Is there a way around the "a cable is unplugged" issue? I followed the instructions and they work great, however with the "cable unplugged" OS X believes that the host is offline and trying navigate to any site in my browser tells me there is no internet connection. Alex Gray Alex Gray How can you destroy the tap adapter via script? If you want to make a Python implementation, you might want to use stackoverflow. User yar made a similar suggestion through a blog post. I've looked at it, but I didn't test it out, because of lack of time and I don't have the need anymore.
Open the Network system preference pane. Click the settings gear icon at the bottom of the adapter list.