UML_SWITCH(1)               General Commands Manual              UML_SWITCH(1)

       uml_switch -- switch daemon for user-mode Linux

       uml_switch   [-unix  control_socket  data_socket]   [-hub]   [-tap  tun
       device]  [-compat-v0]  [-daemon]

       This manual page documents briefly the uml_switch program.

       This manual page was written  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux  distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual page.

       uml_switch is a daemon for managing a virtual network between user-mode
       Linux systems, with no connection to the host system's network.

       It will listen for connections on a pair of UNIX  domain  sockets,  and
       forward packets between clients which connect to them.

       -unix control_socket data_socket
                 Listen  on  the  specified  pair  of  sockets, instead of the

       -hub      Act like a hub.  This means that  packets  received  will  be
                 broadcast over all virtual links.  The default is to act as a
                 switch, where packets are only sent to the link matching  the
                 destination MAC address of the packet.

       -tap tap device
                 Connect the switch to a dynamically created tap device on the

                 Specify control protocol version 0 compatibility.

       -daemon   Run in the background as a daemon.


       The UserModeLinux-HOWTO  (link  to  URL  http://user-mode-linux.source-

       uml_switch was written by Jeff Dike and others.

       This  manual  page was written by Matt Zimmerman for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used  by  others).   Permission  is
       granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms
       of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version
       published  by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections,
       no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.


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