Re: of ethernet names (was [PATCH] Futex Asynchronous

From: Brad Hards (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 17:52:57 EST

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 07:44, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Actually, networking is moving in the direction described --
> yes, as Linus points out, we will need the magic ioctl stuff for back
> compat.
> But the main way to communicate with a net device is netlink, already a
> chardev. ifconfig actually should be updated to use netlink.
Is there any documentation on the netlink API, beyond UTSL(iproute)?
Reference would be good, but a tutorial would be ideal.


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