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[mininet-discuss] Finding host namespace?

Andrew Ferguson adf at
Sat Jan 11 19:08:14 PST 2014

On Jan 11, 2014, at 9:54 PM, Gregory Gee <gee.developer at> wrote:
> I know or thought I understood that the hosts are running in a networknamespace, but while I have mininet running, I can't find and when I run 'ip netns list'.  Where are these namespaces?

hi Greg,

they go into unnamed per-PID namespaces, so you won't see them with 'ip netns list'. see the two forms of 'ip link set ns' in the the "ip-link" manpage.

the function in Mininet is moveIntfNoRetry in


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