Re: Can't locate module net-pf-3 (or 5)

Tom Lees (
5 Apr 1996 20:34:21 +0100

: Apr 3 20:56:49 modprobe: Can't locate module net-pf-3
: Apr 3 20:56:49 modprobe: Can't locate module net-pf-5
=Appletalk DDP

: (Oh, and _where_ does modprobe get that string (i.e. "net-pf-3")? I can't find anything like it in the
: kernel source tree... I'm guessing the "3" is the index into the protocol family table...)

net/socket.c generates the 'net-pf-'. The rest is done from the arguments to
the 'socket' syscall that generated the request.

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