Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Contact Us
Online Help
Domain Status
Man Pages

Virtual Servers

Topology Map

Server Agreement
Year 2038

USA Flag



Man Pages

mlvpn - MultiLink Virtual Public Network aggregator

mlvpn --user mlvpn --config /path/to/mlvpn.conf

mlvpn is designed to help building aggregation tunnels between two hosts.
Main features are:
Bandwidth aggregation
High availability (detects link up/down)
Security (Privilege separation, auth and cipher using libsodium)
External program control (using unix socket or TCP/HTTP socket)
mlvpn uses privilege seperation to increase security. The monitor process is running as root, doing only privileged operations, the other process is doing most of the stuff.
In order to be able to aggregate multiple links with mismatched bandwidth, mlvpn uses a weight round-robin algorithm. mlvpn then sends packets, according to the capacity of the link. It should be noted that mlvpn only knows about what it sends, so you should ONLY use mlvpn on the links if you want good balancing of the links.

--config, -c file
path to the configuration file
--user, -u username
drop privileges to username
do not use setproctitle(3)
--name, -n name
change process title to name (privileged process will be named name [priv]: this option is disabled with --natural-title is used
log to stderr instead of syslog
only show messages of specified token. See for available tokens. -D can be specified multiple times
--verbose, -v
increases verbosity (repeat multiple times to increase more)
--quiet, -q
decrease verbosity The verbosity will print usefull messages and errors only. If --quiet is specified, then only errors will be shown / logged
don´t drop privileges, kills privilege separation, do not use unless you are hacking mlvpn
display the current version of mlvpn
show the help

mlvpn uses syslog if --debug is not specified. if --debug is specified, mlvpn sends logging messages to syslog.

configuration files for mlvpn

refer to for more debugging informations.


Laurent Coustet Initial work, current maintainer
November 2015

Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 1 |  Main Index

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with ManDoc.