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SubjectRe: what is net-pf-17?
Hi David.

>>> What do you all think of:

>> Tweak it slightly so it follows the common format...

> Done, attached, and included:

My apologies, I hadn't noticed the M possibility therein. Here's
the version I would recommend, that follows the standardised
formatting rules...

===8<=== CUT ===>8===
--- Configure.help~ Mon Jun 14 03:54:06 1999
+++ Configure.help Sat Aug 7 20:55:19 1999
@@ -3489,13 +3489,20 @@
CONFIG_PACKET
The Packet protocol is used by applications which communicate
directly with network devices without an intermediate network
protocol implemented in the kernel, e.g. tcpdump. If you want them
- 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.
+ 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. In this case, you may also
+ need to add the following line to /etc/conf.modules before it will
+ work correctly:
+
+ alias net-pf-17 af_packet
+
+ If unsure, say Y.

Kernel/User network link driver
CONFIG_NETLINK
This driver allows for two-way communication between certain parts
===8<=== CUT ===>8===
Best wishes from Riley.

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| in other words, I can implement this XXXX feature, but I bet someone |
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+----------------------------------------------------------------------+
* ftp://ftp.MemAlpha.cx/pub/rhw/Linux
* http://www.MemAlpha.cx/kernel.versions.html

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