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NAME

     ng_hub — packet distribution netgraph node type

SYNOPSIS

     #include <netgraph/ng_hub.h>

DESCRIPTION

     The hub node type provides a simple mechanism for distributing packets over several links.
     Packets received on any of the hooks are forwarded out the other hooks.  Packets are not
     altered in any way.

HOOKS

     A hub node accepts any request to connect, regardless of the hook name, as long as the name
     is unique.

CONTROL MESSAGES

     This node type supports the generic control messages, plus the following:

     NGM_HUB_SET_PERSISTENT
          This command sets the persistent flag on the node, and takes no arguments.

SHUTDOWN

     This node shuts down upon receipt of a NGM_SHUTDOWN control message, or when all hooks have
     been disconnected.  Setting the persistent flag via a NGM_HUB_SET_PERSISTENT control message
     disables automatic node shutdown when the last hook gets disconnected.

SEE ALSO

     netgraph(4), ng_bridge(4), ng_ether(4), ng_one2many(4), ngctl(8), nghook(8)

HISTORY

     The ng_hub node type appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

AUTHORS

     Ruslan Ermilov <ru@FreeBSD.org>