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Re: dummy interface for pfinet

From: Gordon Matzigkeit
Subject: Re: dummy interface for pfinet
Date: 01 Oct 2000 19:05:25 -0600
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>>>>> Jeff Sheinberg writes:

 JS> Perhaps I misunderstand what you mean by `dummy interface', but
 JS> on my linux box, the `dummy interface' is a loopback, not a bit
 JS> bucket.

Nope, it's a bit bucket.  In your tests, you were contacting the local
host because was your side of the dummy interface and the
kernel short-circuited to your box without actually going through the
`dummy interface,' just like it would short-circuit packets destined
to one of your eth* addresses.

Try sending something to, and you'll see what Marcus meant.
The packets disappear into nowhere.

 Gordon Matzigkeit <gord@fig.org>  //\ I'm a FIG (http://fig.org/)
Committed to freedom and diversity \// I use GNU (http://www.gnu.org/)

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