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NAME


ipdadm - administer the Internet packet disturber

SYNOPSIS


ipdadm [-z zonename] subcommand [subcommand-options]


DESCRIPTION


The ipdadm utility is used to administer the illumos facility for
simulating pathological networks by induce packet drops, delays, and
corruption.

This functionality is only able to the global zone and zones with
exclusive networking stacks. If this is enabled for the global zone, any
zone with a shared networking stack will be affected.


OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-z

The string of the zonename to control. If this is not specified, the
current zone is used. For the list subcommand, this option is not
supported.


SUBCOMMANDS


The following subcommands are supported:


corrupt percent

Sets the chance for packets to be corrupted to percent which must be
an integer between 0 and 100. Setting percent to 0 disables packet
corruption and is equivalent to calling remove corrupt. When enabled,
a random byte will have a single bit flipped.


delay microseconds

Inserts microseconds of delay between both the transmit and receive
of each packet. Setting microseconds to zero is equivalent to calling
remove delay.


drop percent

Sets the chance for packets to be dropped to percent. percent must be
an integer between 0 and 100. Setting percent to zero is equivalent
to calling remove drop.


info

Prints the current values for packet corruption, packet dropping, and
packet delay for the zone.


list

Prints out the zonename of each zone that has active (non-zero)
packet corruption, packet delay, and packet drop.


remove corrupt,delay,drop

Disables the requested forms of packet perturbation for the zone.
This is functionally equivalent to setting the value to zero. One or
more of corrupt, delay, and drop can be specified as a comma
separated list.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Viewing zone information




The following command illustrates how to obtain information about a
specific zone while in the global zone.


# ipdadm -z 949860c5-52e2-4f32-965d-02e60e116b72 info
ipd information for zone 949860c5-52e2-4f32-965d-02e60e116b72:
corrupt: 0% chance of packet corruption
drop: 0% chance of packet drop
delay: 0 microsecond delay per packet


Example 2: Removing multiple perturbations




The following command illustrates the use of the remove subcommand from
inside of a zone.


# ipdadm remove corrupt,drop


Example 3: Enabling packet drops




The following command illustrates the use of the drop subcommand from the
global zone.


# ipdadm -z 949860c5-52e2-4f32-965d-02e60e116b72 drop 25


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


1
An error occurred.


2
Invalid command line options or arguments were specified.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


zonename(1),zoneadm(1M), attributes(5), zones(5)


March 1, 2012 IPDADM(1M)