Thing I would to do is adding a macvlan interface in Rust.
The result should be the same as of
ip link add oni0 link eno0 addr 00:11:22:33:44:55 up type macvlan mode private
What I found until now as closest thing iis crate nispor ( https://crates.io/crates/nispor ) which has MacVlanInfo ( MacVlanInfo in nispor - Rust ). But that is only "view", not "create".
Which crate has
ip link add functions?
Things I also would like to know:
- How did you find that crate? ( For increasing websearch skills )
- Use case example
One of the dependencies of
rtnetlink, from looking in nispor/src/lib/Cargo.toml at base · nispor/nispor · GitHub. I vaguely remember that “netlink” is how at least some Linux networking is configured, so looking at rtnetlink — Rust network library // Lib.rs and checking the API Reference link, I see it has a
LinkAddRequest which it says is the same as
ip link add and which has a
macvlan function, so it looks like that’s what you’re looking for.
I haven’t tried it, though. I only have easy access to Linux with WSL and I don’t know what a MACVLAN is supposed to do, so in this case I’ll leave that to you.
I didn’t even try to use a search engine, which is a sad state of affairs.
Thanks. It did bring me to [
It does a large part of what I'm looking for, for the missing part there is now example/create_macvlan.rs and MAC-address · Issue #30 · rust-netlink/rtnetlink · GitHub
macvlan in a few words: On top of a physical network interface an additional MAC-address that can be used a network interface.