rtnetlink -- definition wanted
derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Dec 30 16:15:23 GMT 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 kernelâs routing tables to be
> read and altered." from man 7 rtnetlink?
> What is 'rtnetlink'?
As it says - a facility to view and modify the routing tables. What do you
want to do? [the rtnetlink(3) man page (or any page in section 3) reallly
isnt applicable to us mere mortals - we use 1, 8, and sometimes 5, iirc]
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