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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] How to hide a network interface from an application
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:33:44
Message-Id: rh4bjd$nqf$
1 How does one hide a network interface from a badly-written application?
3 I'm using Plex Media Server as a DVR, it it seems to have been written
4 by Windows programmers who assume that your computer exists for no
5 purpose other than running their program and their program alone. It
6 spews multicast and broadcast packets on all network interfaces
7 regardless of which interface you configure it to use.
9 Is creating a network namespace that contains only the interfaces Plex
10 is allowed to use the best way to try to fix this problem? [Assuming
11 the developers won't do anything about it.]
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14 Grant