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       uml_switch — switch daemon for user-mode Linux


       uml_switch  [-unix  control_socket  data_socket]   [-hub]  [-tap tun device]  [-compat-v0]


       This manual page documents briefly the uml_switch program.

       This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution  because  the  original
       program does not have a manual page.

       uml_switch  is  a  daemon  for managing a virtual network between user-mode Linux systems,
       with no connection to the host system's network.

       It will listen for connections on a pair of  UNIX  domain  sockets,  and  forward  packets
       between clients which connect to them.


       -unix control_socket data_socket
                 Listen on the specified pair of sockets, instead of the defaults.

       -hub      Act  like  a  hub.   This means that packets received will be broadcast over all
                 virtual links.  The default is to act as a switch, where packets are  only  sent
                 to the link matching the destination MAC address of the packet.

       -tap tap device
                 Connect the switch to a dynamically created tap device on the host

                 Specify control protocol version 0 compatibility.

       -daemon   Run in the background as a daemon.



       The UserModeLinux-HOWTO (link to URL


       uml_switch was written by Jeff Dike and others.

       This manual page was written by Matt Zimmerman  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux
       system  (but  may  be  used  by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or
       modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or
       any  later  version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections,
       no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.