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Old 06-11-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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Question ifconfig - what's going on here?


I don't have any VPNs. So what are connections beginning with V?

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr dc:0e:a1:86:cb:d3
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:5755 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5755 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:520353 (520.3 KB) TX bytes:520353 (520.3 KB)

vmnet1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:01
inet addr:192.168.163.1 Bcast:192.168.163.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:349 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

vmnet8 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:08
inet addr:192.168.235.1 Bcast:192.168.235.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:349 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWadese connectionsdr 7c:e9:d3:17:04:67
inet addr:192.168.1.119 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fd33:f5f8:4cc5:0:8180:e626:5c8d:5d78/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fd33:f5f8:4cc5:0:7ee9:d3ff:fe17:467/64 Scope:Global
inet6 addr: fe80::7ee9:d3ff:fe17:467/64 Scope:Link
inet6 addr: fd33:f5f8:4cc5:0:510f:7f4a:9178:7b80/64 Scope:Global
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1810124 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:115284 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2196952816 (2.1 GB) TX bytes:19369675 (19.3 MB)

You can ping both of these connections. They also have short travel time.
What is vmnet8 and vmnet1? Any help would be appreciated. I must be sleep walking.
 
Old 06-11-2015, 03:17 PM   #2
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I've been noticing this as well on the latest distros, rather curious to the answer myself. Like my own setup I get a virbr0 bridge. My best guess from what I have been reading about it is with the popularity of 2nd generation visualization that the distros are coming prepackaged prepped so the install will go smoother.
 
Old 06-11-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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vmnet1 and vmnet8 are virtual interfaces created by the VMware hypervisor.
 
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