lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1999]   [Aug]   [6]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: what is net-pf-17?
From
Date
On Fri, 06 Aug 1999 01:10:59 -0400,
"Marty Leisner" <leisner@rochester.rr.com> writes:

> I have a 2.0.36 kernel (which works with 2.3.*) which is using dhcp...
>
> I'm getting a message
> modprobe can't find net-pf-17
> and dhcp fails...
>
> What is net-pf-17?

It's the packet protocol family (AF_PACKET/PF_PACKET). Check out all
the address/protocol family defintions in <socket.h>.

> Is there a table of what net-pf-xx means? (I know appletalk and ipx are 4 and
> 5).
> Can more meaningful messages be displayed (this is fundamentally a redhat 5.2
> system).

This is what modprobe is given by the kernel to locate the driver for
this protocol. Add this to your /etc/conf.modules:

alias net-pf-17 af_packet

And make sure you've configured CONFIG_PACKET as a module:

Drago

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:53    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site