where vdeuser is the user with vde_plug as standard shell.
All the remote accesses are logged by syslog at the beginning and at the
end of each session.
Attempt to login without the command vde_plug at the end or trying to
execute something else are blocked and the attempt is logged into syslog.
It is possible to decide which port of the switch to use.
When this option is not specified the switch assigns the first
available 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
Is useful when vde is used for mobility. Several physical interfaces can
be used at a time during handoffs to prevent hichups in connectivity.
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.
octal chmod like permissions for the comm sockets
(This option can be also set as:
) specify the directory which contains the UNIX socket to be used by local programs for joining the VDE.
The default value is "/tmp/vde.ctl", which corresponds to the socket
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