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nmcli: Add 'dummy' connection type #54854

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commented Apr 4, 2019

SUMMARY

This merge request adds support for Dummy interfaces in NetworkManager.

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Dummy interfaces are used when the address is meant for the local system but nmcli does not manage the lo interface.

Addresses assigned to a dummy interface can be used by applications that bind on a specific address. The network can then be configured to send directed unicast to the machine and the machine will receive the packet and process it normally. Replies will be sent with the source address that received the packet.

This is used for example for anycast addresses that are then advertised out using BGP or similar routing protocols.

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commented Apr 4, 2019

The test ansible-test sanity --test pep8 [explain] failed with 1 error:

lib/ansible/modules/net_tools/nmcli.py:1448:161: E501 line too long (166 > 160 characters)

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@Gunni Gunni force-pushed the Gunni:nmcli_dummy branch to 6ee5f83 Apr 4, 2019

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commented Apr 4, 2019

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Could you please add test for this change - here ? Thanks.

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