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u could consider using the dummy device too, which can be assigned to _any_
network address... dummy0, dummt1, and so on...


> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a small clarification, when writing socket programs, do we need to
> > have the Etherent interface present on the system. That is i am trying to
> > simulate the client and the server on the same machine. that is the
> connect
> > call from the client will give the loopback address
> >
> > I have used AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM. I tried to connect to the day time
> server
> > waiting on port 13.
> >
> > When i listed with netstat it was not showing any active TCP connections,
> so
> > i presumed that it needs to have an interface. Is it right?