Thomas Graf wrote:
> * Hasso Tepper <200503141435.38227.hasso@xxxxxxxxx> 2005-03-14 14:35
> > 1) What's the proper way to detect carrier in Linux for user space
> > application like Quagga?
> > True, IFF_RUNNING is from BSD, but as long as the code in
> > net/core/dev.c:dev_get_flags() is there, it gives nice clean way to get
> > carrier status from user space (AFAIK it's used in same way in
> > Solaris). Especially for applications using rtnetlink - ie. without it
> > there is no all info in the netlink message any more. If these
> > applications will receive RTM_NEWLINK, they have to poll kernel "look,
> > maybe carrier status is changed" every time?
> You should open a rtnetlink socket and register to the RTMGRP_LINK
> multicast group and filter for RTM_NEWLINK with ifi_change & IFF_UP and
> then look at ifi_flags & IFF_UP to see whether the interface is now
> up or down. You'll receive such a rtnetlink message everytime the
> carrier status changes.
Forgot to answer this part. We already do all this. IFF_UP doesn't show
carrier status, but administrative status. IFF_RUNNING shows carrier
with my best wishes,
Elion Enterprises Ltd.