[PATCH 0/6] netns: add linux-vrf features via network namespaces

Bruce Jones bruce.jones at alcatel-lucent.com
Wed Mar 25 11:21:19 PDT 2009

Vivien Chappelier wrote:
> Hi,
> The recently introduced network namespaces allow separate standalone
>  network stacks to coexist on the same machine. This is a very useful
>  functionality that we have been needing and using in our products
> for some time, through the VRF ptchset
> (http://linux-vrf.sourceforge.net/). The goal of the VRF patchset and
> network namespaces are very similar, yet some features of the VRF are
> missing that these patches intend to provide.

I have been a silent observer of the network namespace work for a few 
months. Like a couple of others, I also am interested in the functionality 
provided by the linux-vrf patches presented here by Vivien. Eric Biederman 
mentioned some sysfs patches that he was working on. Daniel Lezcano 
submitted a proposed new socketat syscall. Other than that this thread 
seems to have died a few months ago as far as I have been able to find. 

I would like to find out if there is any updated status. I offer my help 
in this effort. I am a new Linux developer, but I developed similar vrf 
features in a BSD-based stack under VxWorks.


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