What's a Network Interface?
I’ve been working with container networking a bunch this week. When learning about new unfamiliar stuff (like container networking / virtual ethernet devices / bridges / iptables), I often realize that I don’t fully understand something much more fundamental.
This week, that thing was: network interfaces!!
You know, when you run
ifconfig and it lists devices like
wlan0, or whatever. Those.
This is a thing I thought I understood but it turns out there are at least 2 things I didn’t know about them.
I’m not going to try to give you a crisp definition, instead we’re going to make some observations, do some experiments, ask some questions, and make some guesses.
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