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

From: Brad Hards (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 18:32:44 EST

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002 09:20, Paul Menage wrote:
> In article <>,
> you write:
> >Is there any documentation on the netlink API, beyond UTSL(iproute)?
> >Reference would be good, but a tutorial would be ideal.
> The man pages for netlink(3), netlink(7), rtnetlink(3) and rtnetlink(7)
> give a basic reference.
Unfortunately my brain is not on the same level and scope as Alexey or davem.

I simply don't grok those pages. I also note caveats about incompleteness, and
recommendation to use libnetlink, which is also not documented much.

I sometimes hack on zcip (see
for an out of date version), and it could really use some netlink-ification.
But I can't even follow enough of iproute (or zebra, which also uses netlink,
AFAICT) to figure out how to do basic stuff like a list of configured
networking devices, or set the default route.


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