I wonder what each interface is.
- lo0 = loopback
- gif0 = Software Network Interface
- stf0 = 6to4 tunnel interface
- en0 = Ethernet 0
- fw0 = Firewire
- en1 = Ethernet 1
- vmnet8 = Virtual Interface
- vmnet1 = Virtual Interface
Something like that.
Also, which of these is the IP interface ?
There hasn't been "the" IP interface since many years ago. All of them can have IPv4 and/or IPv6 configured and running. The default one to use is defined by the routing table (in particular the
I don't see eth0 anywhere, which I assume is the standard interface name used by linux systems.
Mac OS X is BSD, not Linux.