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Re: RFC: Redirect-Device

To: Thomas Graf <tgraf@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC: Redirect-Device
From: Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 15:00:07 -0800
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Thomas Graf wrote:
* Ben Greear <424C7813.4000101@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2005-03-31 14:22

My personal opinion is that netlink sockets are a pain in the ass to deal
with, and there is no way I want to try to programatically parse the tc
input or output.

libnl will make your life a lot easier, the tc support is not yet
finished but I'll be releasing a version this week which at least
fully support all the basics (link, neigh, address, routes, rules).
It's only a matter of time until one can use the tc interface with
only a few library calls.

Sometime I will revisit netlink.  There are some things I want to do
like allowing more than 8 bits of routing tables, and perhaps watching
for network link up/down events and the like.  Please don't bust ass to support
tc on my account as it's quite unlikely I'll use it any time soon.


Ben Greear <greearb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Candela Technologies Inc

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