Unable to install a Tun/Tap driver on a 2.6.18 kernel Slackware 11
Hello there. I'm new to Linux and i have a little problem installing the TUN/TAP driver on a Slackware 11 kernel 2.6.18. I need Tun/Tap up and running cuz i need to install a OpenVPN server (( and import a WINDOWS configuration file but that is a completely different story )) on this server. I've think* I've searched the internet for the info i need but i have failed.
At first i thought that it is a module that just needs to be activated in the kernel. So i searched in /usr/src/linux-2.6.18/make menuconfig ... but there is no optin for adding the tun/tap . There is a IPTunneling option ( that is not selected ) but it does not do the job .
I've try'ed with absolutely every package at the vtun.sourceforge.net/tun but with no luck.
If i try to compile the normal package i get an "wrong kernel version must be a 2.2.x or 2.4.x" error.
If i try compiling the FreeBSD package -> Wrong OS.
Using the rpm2tgz on the RH7.2 package and than pkginstall. Installation went just fine so i thought i did it .. but after doing a modprobe tun -> FATAL. Module tun not found.
insmod if_tap.ko ( from the FreeBSD package ) error's out ->
insmod: error inserting '/ex/tun1.1/BSD_driver/modules/if_tap.ko': -1 Invalid module format
Wile searching the Hamachi forums where i found this -> hamachi.cc/tuntap I whent to the dir /usr/src/linux-2.6.18/Documentation/networking/tuntap.txt
But there is absolutely NO info on how to the the driver up and running on a slackware 11 box with a 2.6.18 kernel ( any 2.6 kernel any box if that matters ). To my knowledge CentOS has a build-in tun/tap driver ... maybe i can do something from there ... i dunno i have no idea what to do any more.
Please help me -)) HELP ! -)
Before any questions about changing the distro or the kernel are asked.
Changing the distro is out of the question as to the kernel i cannot cuz there is an IBM Director software that does NOT run under 2.4 kernels ... So i am stuck with this little issue.
P.S. Sorry no links ... 1-st post and i can't have url's in post -)