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VDE_L3(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual VDE_L3(1)
vde_l3 - Virtual Distributed Ethernet 'Layer 3' Switch.
vde_l3 -v vde_plug:ipaddress/netmask [-v...] [-r
target_network/netmask:gateway] [-G default_gw] [-M mgmt_socket]
A vde_l3 connects to one or more vde_switches, performing ip forwarding
among its virtual interfaces. A new interface is created at startup for
each -v option given at command line. Static routes to target networks
can be defined using the -r option.
vde_l3 -v /var/run/s1.ctl:192.168.0.1/24
connects to the vde sock at /var/run/s1.ctl with its virtual interface
ve0, having the address 192.168.0.1 and netmask 255.255.255.0.
-v /var/run/s1.ctl:192.168.0.1/24 \
connects to the two vde socks, with its virtual interfaces ve0 and ve1,
having addressess 192.168.1.0 and 10.0.0.254 respectively. Hosts in
each network can specify the vde_l3 as their gateway to reach the other
Creates a virtual network interfaces on the vde_l3 box, with
address ipaddress and netmask netmask. Please note that the
netmask can be specified either in the 'classic' A.B.C.D mode,
or just by giving the number of leading bits (f.e., /17 for
255.255.128.0). One can define as many interfaces as she wants.
Specify a static route through gateway to reach hosts in
target_network with netmask netmask. One can define as many
routes as she wants.
Specify a default gateway, to be used whenever no static route
is defined for a target host.
the unix socket where the parameters (interfaces addresses,
routes, etc.) can be checked and changed runtime. unixterm(1)
can be used as a remote terminal for wirefilter.
Virtual Distributed Ethernet is not related in any way with www.vde.com
("Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik" i.e.
the German "Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information
vde_switch(1), vdeq(1), unixterm(1), vde_cryptcab(1), wirefilter(1).
VDE_L3 is a tool by Daniele Lacamera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
VDE is a project by Renzo Davoli <email@example.com>
Virtual Distributed Ethernet May 7, 2007 VDE_L3(1)