Thursday, 29 December 2016

Re: Using the dummy0 interface for a local-only service to be broadcasted by Avahi

On 12/29/2016 02:37 PM, Stéphane Graber wrote:
>> How can I assign a different name to a dummy interface? Can I freely choose
>> a name somehow, for example "ippusbxd"? Or have I to use "dummy1", "dummy2",
>> ... (loading the dummy kernel module with an option to support more than one
>> interface)?
>
> [email protected]:~# ip link add ippusbxd type dummy
> [email protected]:~# ip link set ippusbxd up
> [email protected]:~# ifconfig ippusbxd
> ippusbxd: flags=195<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,NOARP> mtu 1500
> inet6 fe80::3004:2dff:feb6:b5c7 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
> ether 32:04:2d:b6:b5:c7 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
> RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
> TX packets 2 bytes 140 (140.0 B)
> TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
>
>
> Which gets you your own dummy device with its IPv6 link-local address.

Thank you very much. I copied and pasted the commands and got an
ifconfig output similar to yours, only with different IP and MAC
addresses and different values in the statistics.

Then I tried to bind to the IPv6 IP address of this entry, on port 60000
and this did not work.

Do I have to create an additional IP address? If yes, how? Do I have to
run additional commands (route?)? Which ones?

Till


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