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       "gvpectrl" - GNU Virtual Private Ethernet Control Program


       gvpectrl [-ckgs] [--config=DIR] [--generate-keys] [--help] [--kill[=SIGNAL]]
       [--show-config] [--version]


       This is the control program for the gvpe, the virtual private ethernet daemon.


       -c, --config=DIR
           Read configuration options from DIR.

       -g, --generate-key=path
           Generates a single RSA key-pair. The public key will be stored in path while the
           private key will be stored in path .privkey. Neither file must be non-empty for this
           to succeed.

           The public key file path is normally copied to pubkey/nodename in the config directory
           on all nodes, while the private key path.privkey should be copied to the file hostkey
           on the node the key is for.

           It's recommended to generate the keypair on the node where it will be used, so that
           the private key file does not have to travel over the network.

       -G, --generate-keys
           Generate public/private RSA key-pairs for all nodes not having a key and exit.

           Note that in normal configurations this will fail, as there cna only be one private
           key per host. To make this configuration work you need to specify separate keyfiles
           for hostkeys in your config file, e.g.:

              private-key = hostkeys/%s

           Such a configuration makes it easier to distribute a configuration centrally but
           requires private keys to be transported securely over the network.

       -q, --quiet
           Suppresses messages the author finds nonessential for scripting purposes.

           Display short list of options.

           Attempt to kill a running gvpectrl (optionally with the specified SIGNAL instead of
           SIGTERM) and exit.

           Show a summary of the configuration, and how gvpe interprets it. Can also be very
           useful when designing firewall scripts.

           Output version information and exit.


       If you find any bugs, report them to


       gvpe(5), gvpe.conf(5), gvpe(8).

       GVPE comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you are welcome to
       redistribute it under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details.


       Marc Lehmann <>.