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SubjectRe: Bind to protocol with AF_PACKET doesn't work for outgoing packets
On 1 Nov 2001, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Joris van Rantwijk <> writes:
> > So... Shouldn't dev_queue_xmit_nit() also process ptype_base then ?

> It probably should, but unfortunately then it would loop back to all normal
> protocols (IP, IPv6, ARP etc.) too, which would not be good.

Ah, right. I suspected there was a good reason not to do it, or it
would have been done ages ago.

But it's still a bit weird isn't it ?
You sure won't find this in man packet(7).

Thanks for explaining,
Joris van Rantwijk.

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