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Re: documentation on netlink sockets

To: Alexis JANIAK <alexis.janiak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: documentation on netlink sockets
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 13:19:11 +0200
Cc: netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <>; from Alexis JANIAK on Fri, Jun 23, 2000 at 09:07:48AM +0200
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On Fri, Jun 23, 2000 at 09:07:48AM +0200, Alexis JANIAK wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a french student in computer science in training periode (this is my
> last year of studies), and i'm working on mpls over atm under GNU/Linux. 
> And i need to read the routing database of the kernel. I see in zebra's 
> code that they use netlink socket to do this. But i couldn't find some
> doc about the use of netlink (which seem to be specific to Linux)
> although i 
> looked in the Linux Documentation Project, in the "unix network
> programming" and in the "TCP/IP illustrated Vol 2", but they didn't talk
> about
> netlink socket. I try to read the sources, but without some doc, it's
> very hard for me
> understand how it's working. I wrote to alan cox who gave me your
> e-mail. Could

You forgot the obvious

man netlink 
man rtnetlink


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