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SubjectRe: why ip_masq modules?
Thanks for the quick response :))

Regards
Martin

On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 06:09:23PM +0200, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 18:09:23 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Igmar Palsenberg <maillist@chello.nl>
> To: Martin Maciaszek <mmaciaszek@gmx.net>
> cc: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu
> Subject: Re: why ip_masq modules?
>
> On Fri, 5 May 2000, Martin Maciaszek wrote:
>
> > Why does linux have the ip_masq modules? I took a look at other
> > operating system and they don't seem to have such modules.
> > What's even more interesting: If I under stand the ip_masq
> > modules correctly they're just transparent application proxies.
> > Do they really have to run in kernel-space?
>
> No, but speed is a good argument here. From user space it can be done by
> some socket filter, but that gives much more overhead than in kernel
> space.
>
> >
> > Regards
> > Martin
>
>
> Igmar

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