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VDE_PCAPPLUG(1)		    General Commands Manual	       VDE_PCAPPLUG(1)

NAME
       vde_pcapplug - Virtual Distributed Ethernet libpcap cable

SYNOPSIS
       vde_pcapplug [OPTION]...	interface

DESCRIPTION
       vde_pcapplug is a plug to be connected into a VDE switch.  All the data
       that is catched by the plug is injected into interface  and  everything
       from that interface is sent in the switch.

OPTIONS
       -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	avail-
	      able  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 connectivity.

       -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

NOTICE
       Virtual Distributed Ethernet is not related in any way with www.vde.com
       ("Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik	und Informationstechnik"  i.e.
       the  German "Association	for Electrical,	Electronic & Information Tech-
       nologies").

SEE ALSO
       vde_switch(1), vde_plug(1), vdeq(1), dpipe(1).

AUTHOR
       VDE is a	project	by Renzo Davoli	<renzo@cs.unibo.it>

Virtual	Distributed Ethernet	August 20, 2008		       VDE_PCAPPLUG(1)

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