rtnetlink -- definition wanted
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Tue Dec 30 13:36:25 UTC 2008
Detlef Lechner wrote:
> 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
Are you asking for where rtnetlink comes from? IIRC it's short for
'routing network link(ing)'. I recall a function in early kernel code
that had a similar name that allowed the kernel to (as you say above)
edit routing tables.
Although, I could be wrong. It's been a while since I dug that deep
into a kernel.
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