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Linux/Windows TUN/TAP wrapper for Python

Project description

TUN/TAP package for Linux and Windows

``pytuntap`` is a Python module for you create TUN/TAP device very easily.
It canbe work both on Linux and Windows

License: MIT (see LICENSE)

Installation and Dependencies

Install ``pytuntap`` with ``pip install python-pytuntap``

As ``pytuntap`` is python wrapper for tuntap driver on Linux , and openvpn driver on
Windows. If you use it on windows, you should install openvpn's tap driver first.
please refer to openvpn ,how to install it .


NOTE: On most distributions you will need to be root to create TUN/TAP devices.

To create a TUN device::

from tuntap import TunTap

tun = TunTap(nic_type="Tun",nic_name="tun0")

To create a TAP device::

聽 from tuntap import TunTap

tap = TunTap(nic_type="Tap",nic_name="tap0")

To config device:


You can get some parameters of the device directly::


If the device is a TAP you can also get/set its MAC address::


To read/write to the device, use the methods ``read(size)`` and

buf =

To close the device::


you can also use ``TunTapDevice`` objects with all functions that expect a
``tun.handle`` method (e.g ``select()``)

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