[lsb-discuss] LSB routing capabilities

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Jun 18 09:42:21 PDT 2009

> As far as i know, sockets, as defined in POSIX, work most deeply on Network 
> layer of OSI model.  That's the same layer routing happens at.  So should the 
> LSB applications have access to routing table?  And if they should---how?

You'd need to document the netlink interfaces for this. That would work
for some stuff but on the desktop at least you have to deal with things
like distributions shipping a variety of different dynamic network
managers of various degrees of clue (often really really stupid ones). If
you don't interact nicely with them you can get into fights and the like.

On the other hand - if you are trying to do stuff like VPNs while it
isn't documented in the LSB network manager does provide interfaces for
doing this right as does the alternative (and different) conman setup.


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