A macvtap device is a newer device driver that enables Network bridge-like networking, but with a much simpler set up process. This is most useful for virtualization. For most purposes, the only disadvantage compared to a network bridge is that the host will not be able to communicate with the guests via this network.
Setting up a macvtap network
Create a macvtap interface
macvtap0 that is bridged to
eth0 with these commands:
# ip link add link eth0 name macvtap0 type macvtap # ip link set macvtap0 up