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Re: [ANNOUNCE] NF-HIPAC: High Performance Packet Classification for Netf

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] NF-HIPAC: High Performance Packet Classification for Netfilter
From: James Morris <jmorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 01:27:41 +1000 (EST)
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <nf@xxxxxxxxx>, <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20020925.224001.99456805.davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, David S. Miller wrote:

> If you have things that must happen in a sequence to flow through
> your path properly, that's where the "stackable" bit comes in.  You
> do that one bit, skb->dst = dst_pop(skb->dst), then your caller
> will pass the packet on to skb->dst->{output,input}().
> 
> Is it clearer now the kind of things you'll be able to do?
> 

So, this could be used for generic network layer encapsulation, and be 
used for GRE tunnels, SIT etc. without the kinds of kludges currently in 
use?  Sounds nice.


- James
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James Morris
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