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SubjectRe: what is net-pf-17?
On Sat, 7 Aug 1999, Riley Williams wrote:

> Hi David.
>
> > What do you all think of:
>
> Tweak it slightly so it follows the common format...

Done, attached, and included:
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 15:31:14 1999
@@ -3493,8 +3493,11 @@
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 your
+ /etc/conf.modules file.
+
+ If unsure, say Y.

Kernel/User network link driver
CONFIG_NETLINK
######################################################################
>
> > 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.
> +> + /etc/conf.modules file.
> +> +
> +> + If unsure, say Y.
> >
> > Kernel/User network link driver
> > CONFIG_NETLINK
> >
> > =======================================================================
>
> Changes as indicated.
>
> Best wishes from Riley.
>
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> | There is something frustrating about the quality and speed of Linux |
> | development, ie., the quality is too high and the speed is too high, |
> | in other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone |
> | else has already done so and is just about to release their patch. |
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------+
> * ftp://ftp.MemAlpha.cx/pub/rhw/Linux
> * http://www.MemAlpha.cx/kernel.versions.html
>

--
Dave Forrest dforrest@virginia.edu
(804)-296-7283 http://www.people.virginia.edu/~drf5n/
--- linux/Documentation/Configure.help.dist Sat Aug 7 14:55:09 1999
+++ linux/Documentation/Configure.help Sat Aug 7 15:31:14 1999
@@ -3493,8 +3493,11 @@
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 your
+ /etc/conf.modules file.
+
+ If unsure, say Y.

Kernel/User network link driver
CONFIG_NETLINK
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