vde2 - Virtual Distributed Ethernet

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name vde2
Package version 2.3.2
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 549 B
Download size 218.81 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
VDE is a virtual switch that can connect multiple virtual machines together,
both local and remote.
Components of the VDE architecture are VDE switches (virtual counterpart of
ethernet switches) and VDE cables (virtual counterpart of a crossed-cable used
to connect two switches).
VDE 2 includes:
- switch management both from console and from a "unix socket terminal"
- VLAN 801.1q
- FSTP (fast spanning tree)
- distributed cable manager using a blowfish encrypted channel
- wire packet filter to emulate delays and packet loss on virtual wires
Examples of VDE uses:
- With VDE it is possible to create a virtual network of QEMU machines
running on several real computer
- VDE can be used to create tunnels (even crossing masqueraded networks)
- VDE can provide mobility support
The VDE also provides bi-directional pipe command (dpipe) and remote terminal
for unix sockets (unixterm).
The Debian package provides a nice extension for /etc/network/interfaces file
for easy set up.


Package Version Architecture Repository
vde2_2.3.2-4_amd64.deb 2.3.2 amd64 Debian Main
vde2 - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.7
libpcap0.8 >= 0.9.8
libvde0 -
libvdeplug2 -


Name Value
vde -


Type URL
Binary Package vde2_2.3.2-4_i386.deb
Source Package vde2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install vde2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install vde2




2012-02-04 - Ludovico Gardenghi <garden@debian.org>
vde2 (2.3.2-4) unstable; urgency=high
* Add missing Depends on libvde0 in package libvde-dev
2012-01-31 - Ludovico Gardenghi <garden@debian.org>
vde2 (2.3.2-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Add Provides: libvdeplug2-dev to libvdeplug-dev entry, to help smoother
transitions to testing (Closes: #658082)
2012-01-20 - Ludovico Gardenghi <garden@debian.org>
vde2 (2.3.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add patch debian/patches/compile_with_kfreebsd.patch: allow compilation
with kFreeBSD (as for FreeBSD, this removes almost all TUN/TAP support)
- Move TUN/TAP specific files out of *.install files and install them with
dh_install calls in debain/rules
* Put all the copyright files in a single debian/copyright (as suggested by
Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>)
- Remove the corresponding lintian override
2012-01-19 - Ludovico Gardenghi <garden@debian.org>
vde2 (2.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Remove Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@debian.org> from Uploaders
(Closes: #636745)
* Suggest qemu-kvm instead of dummy transitional package kvm
(Closes: #646627)
* Add major version in dlopen in libvdeplug_dyn.h to avoid binary dependency
on -dev package (for additional explanations see the header file itself)
Patch file: debian/patches/libvdeplug_dyn_versioned_dlopen.patch
* Add patch for fixing missing format string in fprintf() and syslog()
calls. Patch file: debian/patches/printf_add_format_string.patch
* Add patch for fixing "wrong" SONAME for libraries. -version-number had
been used instead of version-info, this gave incorrect SONAMEs and broke
compatibility between this version and the previous ones (althought there
is no actual ABI incompatibility).
Patch file: debian/patches/fix_soname_version_info.patch
- reset libvdeplug name to libvdeplug2 (w.r.t 2.3.1-1) (Closes: #610933)
* Move /usr/lib/libvdetap.a to -dev package
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.2: nothing to do
* Switch to CDBS and quilt
* Remove useless .dirs files
2010-09-05 - Filippo Giunchedi <filippo@debian.org>
vde2 (2.3.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- bump libvdeplug soname
- ship updated version of slirp (Closes: #460734, #572261)
* Remove debian/patches/dont_use_installpath, use ./configure --sysconfdir
and --localstate dir instead
* Drop soname from libvdeplug3-dev, easier for package build-depending on
the library
* Fix "Timing issue in /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/vde2" by calling vde_tunctl
in ifupdown hooks (Closes: #568363)
* Update standards-version to 3.9.1: stop shipping .la files
2009-09-06 - Luca Bigliardi <shammash@artha.org>
vde2 (2.2.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add "vde2." prefix to configuration files for vde2 package.
* Move "usr/etc" in "etc" after make install as a workaround for bad usage
* Install config files for vdecmd and libvdemgmt.
* Install pkg-config files.
* Install vde_tunctl (Closes: #545266).
2009-08-31 - Ludovico Gardenghi <garden@debian.org>
vde2 (2.2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Change Ludovico Gardenghi's e-mail address.
* Add missing Conflicts/Replaces for libvde0 vs libvdemgmt0 (and -dev).
2009-08-30 - Filippo Giunchedi <filippo@debian.org>
vde2 (2.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Luca Bigliardi ]
* Change Luca Bigliardi's e-mail address.
[ Filippo Giunchedi ]
* New upstream version, remove patches merged upstream:
- remove_numports_limit.patch
- fix_loop_noarg.patch
- fix_output_cosmetic.patch
- plugin_fixes.patch
- dbgout_prototype_change.patch
- allow_mgmtgroup.patch
- vde_kvdeswitchfix.patch
* Rename libvdemgmt in libvde and ship mgmt, snmp and hist there
* Remove transitional vde package
* Update to S-V 3.8.3, no changes needed
* Point copyright files to GPL-2

See Also

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vdk2-tutorial_1.1-3_all.deb Tutorial for the Visual Development Kit C++ library 2
vdkbuilder2_2.4.0-4.3_i386.deb RAD for VDK
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vdpau-va-driver_0.7.3-2_i386.deb VDPAU-based backend for VA API
vdpauinfo_0.0.6-1_i386.deb Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (vdpauinfo utility)
vdr-dev_1.7.28-1_all.deb Video Disk Recorder for DVB cards
vdr-plugin-dvbhddevice_1.7.28-1_i386.deb Plugin that adds support for full featured HD-DVB cards to VDR
vdr-plugin-dvbsddevice_1.7.28-1_i386.deb Plugin that adds support for full featured SD-DVB cards to VDR
vdr-plugin-dvd_0.3.6~b03+cvs20090426.0013-14_i386.deb DVD playback plugin for VDR
vdr-plugin-epgsearch_1.0.0+git20120325-4_i386.deb VDR plugin that provides extensive EPG searching capabilities
vdr-plugin-epgsync_0.0.4-12_i386.deb VDR plugin for EPG synchronization between VDR systems
vdr-plugin-examples_1.7.28-1_i386.deb Plugins for vdr to show some possible features