blob: 6749b70246c5269916019327fd4c746c1d239c9a [file] [log] [blame]
.. -*- coding: utf-8; mode: rst -*-
ioctl NET_ADD_IF
NET_ADD_IF - Creates a new network interface for a given Packet ID.
.. c:function:: int ioctl( int fd, NET_ADD_IF, struct dvb_net_if *net_if )
:name: NET_ADD_IF
File descriptor returned by :ref:`open() <frontend_f_open>`.
pointer to struct :c:type:`dvb_net_if`
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
The struct :c:type:`dvb_net_if`::ifnum field will be
filled with the number of the created interface.
Return Value
On success 0 is returned, and :c:type:`ca_slot_info` is filled.
On error -1 is returned, and the ``errno`` variable is set
The generic error codes are described at the
:ref:`Generic Error Codes <gen-errors>` chapter.