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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
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