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pseudo- +‎ interface


pseudointerface (plural pseudointerfaces)

  1. (computing) A software component that acts like a network interface but is not a true interface.
    • 2011, William Panek, MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Complete Study Guide
      In IPv4, the node has a single node address, but in IPv6, a node will typically have more than one IPv6 address — one for the physical interface and addresses for the virtual or pseudointerfaces as well.