# Networking – What does the “–>” notation mean in the output of ifconfig

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I have a VPN connection set up on my OS X machine, and when I run ifconfig in the terminal I get the following response:

utun0: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 10.8.0.6 --> 10.8.0.5 netmask 0xffffffff


Can someone help me understand what the --> symbol means?

You can verify that running route -n and seeing that the default gateway for your tun interface is indeed 10.8.0.5.