This document gives a brief introduction to Generic Netlink, some simple
examples on how to use it and some recommendations on how to make the most of
the Generic Netlink communications interface. While this document does not
require that the reader has a detailed understanding of what Netlink is
and how it works, some basic Netlink knowledge is assumed. As usual, the
kernel source code is your best friend here.




I do not have ifb installed on my kernel and i do not know how to install. There is no web where i can find information. Can anybody help me?

Answer: It is part of the standard kernel starting with 2.6.12.
To enable it you need to enable:



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Please ignore my following comment, I didn't see you already have mentioned the VLAN accelaration part...

regarding the last section, I haven't checked 2.6 kernel, but in 2.4 kernel, it does not like that it is always the case you replace net_if_rx() with vlan_hwaccel_rx(), in fact, seems to me only those interfaces support "hardware accelaration" uses the latter.



By default Mediawiki turns on the "nofollow" in all references so spam is pointless, but that doesn't seem to stop anyone.

This site has some spam blocking suggestions from Bryce Harrington


UFO (UDP Fragmentation Offload)


What was the purpose of this last edit, 00:18, 18 April 2007 by JyqXan, it seems to remove large chunks of the text for no apparent reason? Unless JyqXan has an explanation I propose we revert the latest change.

There are a few of these random mutilations going on by randomly named users. No idea why! I think I might have accidentaly marked this as patrolled but don't know how to reverse. User:Imcdnzl

Okay, thanks both for the explanation and the fix.


Wireless networking in Linux is really easy to use. The wireless-tools allow to explore and configure wireless network.

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