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       ipip - an IP over IP encapsulation daemon




       This  is a user-space daemon that supports encapsulation of IP over IP.
       Modern Linux kernels provide this ability in the kernel, but consume an
       interface  per  encapsulated link.  This can be impractical for virtual
       networks built up of a large number of encapsulated links, such  as  is
       the  case  with  the  amateur radio net-44 network.  The ipip daemon is
       often a better solution for these environments.

       There is very little documentation on the daemon at  this  time.   Look
       for the README file in /usr/doc/ipip, and the example config files also
       in that tree.


       This package was originally written by Mike Westerhof for SunOS.  Bdale
       Garbee  ported  it  to  HP-UX  and  BSD/OS.  Ron Atkinson and John Paul
       Morrison then provided the tweaks for Linux.

       The package is currently once again being maintained by  Bdale  Garbee,
       both as "upstream maintainer" and as maintainer of the Debian GNU/Linux
       ipip package.