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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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