Re: Request for comments

Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 12:29:35 EST

On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 06:44:52PM +0300, Cornel Ciocirlan wrote:

> What this would do is keep a "cache" of all the "flows" that are passing
> through the system; a flow is defined as the set of packets that have the
> same headers - or header fields. For example we could choose "ip source,
> ip destination, ip protocol, ip source port [if relevant], ip destination
> port [ if relevant ], and maintain a cache of all distinct such
> "flows" that pass through the system. The flows would have to be
> "expired" from the cache (LRU) and there should be a limit on the size of
> the cache.

This sounds a lot like what MPLS does. I believe that someone has MPLS
patches for the kernel, but I dont know who. You might want to find them
and take a look.

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