is a plug to be connected into a VDE switch.
All the data that is catched by the plug is sent to the tap interface
and everything from that interface is injected in the switch.
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
specify the UNIX socket to be used by local programs for joining the VDE.
The default value is "/tmp/vde.ctl".
start vde_plug2tap as a background process
put the process ID of vde_plug2tap in pidfile. Can be used with
--daemon to store the PID for future killing.
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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