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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.


       -p, --port=portnum
              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

       -g, --group=group
              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 sniffed.

       -m, --mod=octal-mode
              octal chmod like permissions for the comm sockets

       -s, --sock=socket
              specify  the  UNIX  socket  to  be used by local programs for joining the VDE.  The
              default value is "/tmp/vde.ctl".

       -d, --daemon
              start vde_plug2tap as a background process

       -P, --pidfile=pidfile
              put the process ID of vde_plug2tap in pidfile. Can be used with --daemon  to  store
              the PID for future killing.

       -h, --help
              show a brief help


       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), vdeq(1), dpipe(1).


       VDE is a project by Renzo Davoli <>