IP-TUNNEL(8)                         Linux                        IP-TUNNEL(8)

       ip-tunnel - tunnel configuration

       ip tunnel help

       ip [ OPTIONS ] tunnel { add | change | del | show | prl | 6rd } [ NAME
               [ mode MODE ] [ remote ADDR ] [ local ADDR ]
               [ [i|o]seq ] [ [i|o]key KEY ] [ [i|o]csum ] ]
               [ encaplimit ELIM ] [ ttl|hoplimit TTL ]
               [ tos TOS ] [ flowlabel FLOWLABEL ]
               [ prl-default ADDR ] [ prl-nodefault ADDR ] [ prl-delete ADDR ]
               [ 6rd-prefix ADDR ] [ 6rd-relay_prefix ADDR ] [ 6rd-reset ]
               [ [no]pmtudisc ] [ [no]ignore-df ] [ [no]allow-localremote ]
               [ dev PHYS_DEV ]

       MODE :=  { ipip | gre | sit | isatap | vti | ip6ip6 | ipip6 | ip6gre |
               vti6 | any }

       ADDR := { IP_ADDRESS | any }

       TOS := { STRING | 00..ff | inherit | inherit/STRING | inherit/00..ff }

       ELIM := { none | 0..255 }

       TTL := { 1..255 | inherit }

       KEY := { DOTTED_QUAD | NUMBER }

       tunnel objects are tunnels, encapsulating packets in IP packets and
       then sending them over the IP infrastructure.  The encapsulating (or
       outer) address family is specified by the -f option. The default is

       ip tunnel add
              add a new tunnel

       ip tunnel change
              change an existing tunnel

       ip tunnel delete
              destroy a tunnel

              name NAME (default)
                     select the tunnel device name.

              mode MODE
                     set the tunnel mode. Available modes depend on the encap-
                     sulating address family.
                     Modes for IPv4 encapsulation available: ipip, sit, isa-
                     tap, vti, and gre.
                     Modes for IPv6 encapsulation available: ip6ip6, ipip6,
                     ip6gre, vti6, and any.

              remote ADDRESS
                     set the remote endpoint of the tunnel.

              local ADDRESS
                     set the fixed local address for tunneled packets.  It
                     must be an address on another interface of this host.

              ttl N

              hoplimit N
                     set a fixed TTL (IPv4) or hoplimit (IPv6) N on tunneled
                     packets.  N is a number in the range 1--255. 0 is a spe-
                     cial value meaning that packets inherit the TTL value.
                     The default value for IPv4 tunnels is: inherit.  The
                     default value for IPv6 tunnels is: 64.

              tos T

              dsfield T

              tclass T
                     set the type of service (IPv4) or traffic class (IPv6)
                     field on tunneled packets, which can be specified as
                     either a two-digit hex value (e.g. c0) or a predefined
                     string (e.g. internet).  The value inherit causes the
                     field to be copied from the original IP header. The val-
                     ues inherit/STRING or inherit/00..ff will set the field
                     to STRING or 00..ff when tunneling non-IP packets. The
                     default value is 00.

              dev NAME
                     bind the tunnel to the device NAME so that tunneled pack-
                     ets will only be routed via this device and will not be
                     able to escape to another device when the route to end-
                     point changes.

                     disable Path MTU Discovery on this tunnel.  It is enabled
                     by default. Note that a fixed ttl is incompatible with
                     this option: tunneling with a fixed ttl always makes pmtu

                     enable IPv4 DF suppression on this tunnel.  Normally
                     datagrams that exceed the MTU will be fragmented; the
                     presence of the DF flag inhibits this, resulting instead
                     in an ICMP Unreachable (Fragmentation Required) message.
                     Enabling this attribute casues the DF flag to be ignored.

              key K

              ikey K

              okey K ( only GRE tunnels ) use keyed GRE with key K. K is
                     either a number or an IP address-like dotted quad.  The
                     key parameter sets the key to use in both directions.
                     The ikey and okey parameters set different keys for input
                     and output.

              csum, icsum, ocsum
                     ( only GRE tunnels ) generate/require checksums for tun-
                     neled packets.  The ocsum flag calculates checksums for
                     outgoing packets.  The icsum flag requires that all input
                     packets have the correct checksum. The csum flag is
                     equivalent to the combination icsum ocsum.

              seq, iseq, oseq
                     ( only GRE tunnels ) serialize packets.  The oseq flag
                     enables sequencing of outgoing packets.  The iseq flag
                     requires that all input packets are serialized.  The seq
                     flag is equivalent to the combination iseq oseq.  It
                     doesn't work. Don't use it.

              encaplim ELIM
                     ( only IPv6 tunnels ) set a fixed encapsulation limit.
                     Default is 4.

              flowlabel FLOWLABEL
                     ( only IPv6 tunnels ) set a fixed flowlabel.

                     ( only IPv6 tunnels ) allow remote endpoint on the local

       ip tunnel prl
              potential router list (ISATAP only)

              dev NAME
                     mandatory device name.

              prl-default ADDR

              prl-nodefault ADDR

              prl-delete ADDR
                     Add or delete ADDR as a potential router or default

       ip tunnel show
              list tunnels This command has no arguments.


       Original Manpage by Michail Litvak <mci@owl.openwall.com>

iproute2                          20 Dec 2011                     IP-TUNNEL(8)
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