Re: PATCH for NET=n

Philip Blundell (
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 13:39:58 +0000

In message <Pine.OSF.3.95.971223112335.15177A-200000@namu23>, "Martin.Dalecki"
>1. Unix sockets are NOT only networking but a general IPC mechanism
>instead. They don4t depend on networking code. If you are not connected to
>the net it should remain possible to specify CONFIG_NET=n and CONFIG_UNIX.
>There is no need for TCP/IP at friends on an box without any kind of
>networking connection. Nothing depends really on TCP/IP (Even X11

That's not correct. CONFIG_INET controls whether to include TCP/IP support;
you can have Unix sockets without this. CONFIG_NET is the next level up and
it's reasonable to require this for _anything_ that uses sockets.