|| FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual
software discard network interface
interface is a software discard mechanism which may be used for performance analysis and/or software testing. As with other network interfaces, the discard interface must have network addresses assigned for each address family with which it is to be used. These addresses may be set or changed with the
Each disc interface is created at runtime using interface cloning. This is most easily done with the ifconfig(8) create command or using the cloned_interfaces variable in rc.conf(5).
device appears to have been derived from the
device around the time of
. This manpage was adapted from
and first appeared in