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[mininet-discuss] linking host to an external process

Tigran Avanaesov tigran.avanesov at
Mon Jan 19 09:25:38 PST 2015

I used that example
(create a host in a root namespace and use it as a gateway for others)

there were some other possibilities recently discussed in the mailing list
but i can't find it quickly
(you can also probably put your host to a root namespace)

then your host need to use (non-loopback)  ip address of the host 
running your application
(open a socket to that ip ... )

hope it may help

On 01/19/2015 05:43 PM, lior barak wrote:
> hello,
> i am  new to mininet and pretty new to linux also.
> my goal is to connect between one host in the mininet network to an 
> application on the controller ,or any other "outside" process for this 
> matter), using a regular socket. .
> i understand that switches connect to the controller using the 
> loopback interface, i tried using the host loopback, but i guess it is 
> not connected in the same way. probably in a namespace?
> is there any way to add "real" loopback interface to a host? or maybe 
> some other solution.
> thanks.
> lior.
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