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SubjectRe: what is net-pf-17?
What do you all think of:

diff -u linux/Documentation/Configure.help.dist linux/Documentation/Configure.help
--- linux/Documentation/Configure.help.dist Sat Aug 7 14:55:09 1999
+++ linux/Documentation/Configure.help Sat Aug 7 14:58:01 1999
@@ -3493,8 +3493,9 @@
to work, choose Y. This driver is also available as a module called
af_packet.o ( = code which can be inserted in and removed from the
running kernel whenever you want). If you want to compile it as a
- module, say M here and read Documentation/modules.txt. If unsure,
- say Y.
+ module, say M here and read Documentation/modules.txt. With kmod or
+ modprobe you may need an 'alias net-pf-17 af_packet' in the
+ /etc/conf.modules file. If unsure, say Y.

Kernel/User network link driver
CONFIG_NETLINK
=======================================================================
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Wakko Warner wrote:

> > 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?
> >
> > 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).
>
> net-pf-17 is af_packet. This is used by programs like trafshow, tcpdump
> (not sure), etc.
>
>
>

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Dave Forrest dforrest@virginia.edu
(804)-296-7283 http://www.people.virginia.edu/~drf5n/



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