I have failed to come up with a dummy network driver through google search.i am planning to write a network driver in C that is linked to protocol stack but not linked to any hardware The online tutorial has for kernel Version 2.X But I am Kernel Version 3.13.0-24-generic.Moreover I have noticed that the net_dev structure has changed.So its hard to map with the online tutorial.

Please provide me a reference of online tutorial.It will be great.

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Such a posibility exists:

sudo ip link add d1 type dummy

See the manual page for ip:

man ip
  • Sir I want to write a program for it.Not by command
    – Kalu
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 15:52

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