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       slirpvde - Virtual Distributed Ethernet-Slirp interface


       slirpvde OPTIONS


       slirpvde is a slirp interface for a VDE network.

       Slirpvde  connects  all  the  units  (virtual or real machines) to the network of the host
       where slirpvde runs as it were a NAT/Masquerading router.  The default route is the node 2
       ( in the default network configuration) and DNS is re-mapped in node 3 (

       Slirpvde  runs  using  standard  user  privileges  (no  need  for  root  access):  all the
       connections are re-generated by slirpvde itself.

       IPv4 only. IPv6 is still unsupported (will be supported when slirpvde  will  be  rewritten
       using the LWIPv6 network stack).


       -s, --sock, --socket, --vdesock, --unix directory
              specify the VDE switch directory (default /var/run/vde.ctl).

       -p, --pidfile filename
              specify the name of the file which contains the PID of slirpvde.

       -g, --group group
              specify the UNIX group for the VDE communication socket.

       -m, --mod mode
              specify the octal UNIX permissions for the VDE communication socket.

       -d, --daemon
              detach from terminal and run slirpvde in background.

       -D, --dhcp
              turn  on  the  DHCP  server  for  the  network  autoconfiguration  of all the units
              connected to the VDE.

       -n, --network address
              specify the network address (default

       -L port:vde_host:vde_hostport
              specifyes a port redirection.  All the packet received by the host running slirpvde
              at port port will be forwarded to vde_host at port vde_hostport.

       -X vde_host[:display.[screen]]i
              redirect  a  X window screen of a virtual machine. Slirpvde gets the first unused X
              display on the host running slirpvde and redirects all the  requests  to  vde_host.
              display and screen] must be specified when different from :0.0.

       -x port:unix_socket_path]
              redirect  a  port of the virtual router (usually to a unix stream socket.
              It is used for example to redirect a X display  of  the  hosting  computer  on  the
              virtual  network. e.g. -x6000:/tmp/.X11-unix/X0. (A suitable xhost configuration is
              needed (e.g. 'xhost local:').


       Virtual Distributed Ethernet is not related in any  way  with  ("Verband  der
       Elektrotechnik,  Elektronik  und  Informationstechnik"  i.e.  the  German "Association for
       Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies").


       vde_switch(1), vde_plug(1), vde_plug2tap(1), dpipe(1).


       VDE is a project by Renzo Davoli <>.  Slirp code is by Danny Gasparovsky.
       Bootp/DHCP code is by Fabrice Bellard.