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vde_plug2tap - Virtual Distributed Ethernet plug-to-tap
vde_plug2tap [OPTION]... tap_name
vde_plug2tap is a plug to be connected into a VDE switch. All the data
that is catched by the plug is sent to the tap interface tap_name and
everything from that interface is injected in the switch.
connects the default switch (/var/run/vde.ctl) to the tap4 interface.
It is possible to decide which port of the switch to use. When
this option is not specified the switch assigns the first
available unused port (if any). It is possible to connect
several cables in the same switch port: in this way all this
cables work concurrently. It means that packet can result as
duplicate but no ARP table loops are generated. Is useful when
vde is used for mobility. Several physical interfaces can be
used at a time during handoffs to prevent hichups in
group ownership of the communication socket. For security when
more want to share a switch it is better to use a unix group to
own the comm sockets so that the network traffic cannot be
octal chmod like permissions for the comm sockets
specify the UNIX socket to be used by local programs for joining
the VDE. The default value is "/var/run/vde.ctl". When '-' is
used in place of the VDE switch directory, vde_plug2tap works as
a plug (see vde_plug(1)). The command:
dpipe vde_plug = ssh remote.machine.org vde_plug2tap -s - tapx
connects the default local switch to a remote tapx interface.
start vde_plug2tap as a background process
put the process ID of vde_plug2tap in pidfile. Can be used with
--daemon to store the PID for future killing.
show a brief help
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), vde_plug(1), vdeq(1), dpipe(1).
VDE is a project by Renzo Davoli <email@example.com>
Virtual Distributed Ethernet December 5, 2006 VDE_PLUG2TAP(1)