36 network interfaces



  • My laptop is fairly average in terms of hardware: it has Wi-Fi, a single ethernet port, Bluetooth... so I was fairly surprised to see all this

    This is a screenshot from before I reformatted and installed a clean Windows 8.1. Now there's only 26.


  • SockDev

    I'm willing to bet a lot of those are because the drivers create multiple virtual devices, even though there's only one physical device.

    It happens quite a bit in Windows I find.

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  • @anonymous234 said:

    it has (loopback lo,) Wi-Fi net3, a single ethernet port eth3, Bluetooth eth4... so I was fairly surprised to see all this
    TRWTF is CrashPlan and the crappy POSIX layer it rode in on. The only ones you should see are the ones I mentioned above, eth5, eth6, and eth7, and I'm willing to bet the actual Network Connections screen in Windows would agree.



  • Yeah, a Java program that handles low-level file stuff on both Windows and Linux, it's a miracle that it actually works.

    (I do keep a second backup on an external hard drive using plain old rsync, for safety)



  • No it isn't; they have this thing called JNI where you can write code in C. You get to make a DLL or SO for every ABI that Java supports. They are probably using that for all the "low-level file stuff". And for the low-level network stuff, they shouldn't be using GetIfTable() and vomiting the results unfiltered at the screen; instead, there's GetAdaptersInfo(), which only lists network stacks applications should actually be submitting stuff to.



  • What! A buggy Java program? Naaaaah. You gotta be joshin' me.



  • @TwelveBaud said:

    TRWTF is CrashPlan

    Couldn't agree more. We use it here.

    My compile would lock up while back up was running. Even though I told it not to back up my development directory. Guess it still had to scan with some kind of nasty lock.

    I uninstalled it.

    My compile is now happy.



  • I was just about to dump it but then I saw their 50% sale for a 1 year subscription, and well, I was weak and sleep deprived... I bought it.

    So on the plus side, I now have 4 copies of all my data instead of just 3.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    What! A buggy Java program? Naaaaah. You gotta be joshin' me.

    No, it really is a buggy Java program.

    And stop calling me Josh.



  • Go with "lo". It has the lowest latency of any of those.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    What! A buggy Java program? Naaaaah. You gotta be joshin' me.

    <fuck you not empty>


  • @blakeyrat said:

    What! A buggy Java program? Naaaaah. You gotta be joshin' me.

    Nope. Totally earnest.


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