5.1.2. ioctl NET_ADD_IF Name

NET_ADD_IF - Creates a new network interface for a given Packet ID. Synopsis

int ioctl(int fd, NET_ADD_IF, struct dvb_net_if *net_if) Arguments


File descriptor returned by open().


pointer to struct dvb_net_if Description

The NET_ADD_IF ioctl system call selects the Packet ID (PID) that contains a TCP/IP traffic, the type of encapsulation to be used (MPE or ULE) and the interface number for the new interface to be created. When the system call successfully returns, a new virtual network interface is created.

The struct dvb_net_if::ifnum field will be filled with the number of the created interface. Return Value

On success 0 is returned, and ca_slot_info is filled.

On error -1 is returned, and the errno variable is set appropriately.

The generic error codes are described at the Generic Error Codes chapter.