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Re: The ultimate TOE design

To: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: The ultimate TOE design
From: Michael Richardson <mcr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 17:15:10 -0400
Cc: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>, alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, paul@xxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, leonid.grossman@xxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> of "Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:01:23 PDT." <20040915140123.14185ede.davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>>>>> "David" == David S Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
    >> The point was more to show people who are doing TOE _anyway_ to a decent 
    >> design.

    David> We shouldn't be forced to refine people's non-sensible ideas which
    David> we'll not support anyways.

    David> If TOE is supported on Windows only, I happily welcome that.

  Ha. Too hard to do :-)

  The TOEs and L7 content switches that I know of are supported...
      UNDER LINUX ONLY 

  The one that I'm most familliar with (Seaway's SW5000/NCA2000)
provides a new socket family to the host, which corresponds to streams
that terminate on the NCA2000.  The host can request things like having
two TCP streams be cross-connected, even adding/subtracting SSL along
the way.

  This code does not interact with the Linux IP stack at all --- so it
isn't exactly a TOE. You have to, at a minimum recompile applications.

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