What are "eth0" "ppp0" "tap0" "lo"?
I have wondered what exactly these "interfaces" are called, and what their nature is.
I need to know, because I need to know if IPsec can be labeled "tap23" or such, or if that is only for SSL/TLS tunnels.
I want to know more about the operating system I'm running. Anyone up for a quick tutorial on what I know aren't actually drivers, or the hardware itself?
Thanks in advance.
Re: What are "eth0" "ppp0" "tap0" "lo"?
eth0 is the first ethernet device
ppp0 is the first point ot point protocol device, usually associated with a modem
lo is the loopback interface, 127.0.0.1
tap0 is the first virtual ethernet device, explained quite nicely here.
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