rtnetlink -- definition wanted

Detlef Lechner Detlef.Lechner at gmx.net
Tue Dec 30 11:50:39 UTC 2008


who can explain to me the sentence
"NAME: rtnetlink - macros to manipulate rtnetlink messages" 
from man 3 rtnetlink?
And the sentence " Rtnetlink  allows the kernel’s routing tables to be
read and altered." from man 7 rtnetlink?
What is 'rtnetlink'?

Detlef Lechner 

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