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kathara-lab.dep - Network scenario dependencies file


It is simply a list of rules, with the following syntax:

device: device1 device2 ...

Where device, device1, device2, ... are names of devices.

The rule states that device can only be started after device1, device2, ...

Lines starting with a hash character (#) are assumed to be comments and simply ignored.


	pc1: pc2 pc3
	pc3: pc2

Example of a lab.dep(5) file.


Report bugs opening an issue on the official GitHub repository where the development and maintenance is primarily done.
Issues which are security relevant should be disclosed privately to the Kathara mailing list. You do not have to be subscribed to the list to send a message there.
When reporting a bug, remember to write used commands, eventually attach your network scenario, and include the output of kathara-check(1) in order to make possible to reproduce the bug.


Kathara was born from Netkit. Its first version was developed by Gaetano Bonofiglio and Veronica Iovinella. Currently it is mantained by Mariano Scazzariello, Tommaso Caiazzi and Lorenzo Ariemma.

People involved also include:

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  1. June 2024
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