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SubjectChaotic structure of the net headers?
Hi,

if all I'm describing is completely logical and I'm only too dumb to see
the logic please forgive me. ;-)

In 2.5.64 there are networking headers both under include/linux/ and
include/net/. I don't understand whether there's a deeper logic why e.g.
the netfilter headers are under include/linux/.

There's some duplication, e.g. include/linux/in6.h contains

<-- snip -->

/*
* IPV6 extension headers
*/
#define IPPROTO_HOPOPTS 0 /* IPv6 hop-by-hop options */
#define IPPROTO_ROUTING 43 /* IPv6 routing header */
#define IPPROTO_FRAGMENT 44 /* IPv6 fragmentation header */
#define IPPROTO_ICMPV6 58 /* ICMPv6 */
#define IPPROTO_NONE 59 /* IPv6 no next header */
#define IPPROTO_DSTOPTS 60 /* IPv6 destination options */

<-- snip -->

and include/net/ipv6.h contains:

<-- snip -->

/*
* NextHeader field of IPv6 header
*/

#define NEXTHDR_HOP 0 /* Hop-by-hop option header. */
#define NEXTHDR_TCP 6 /* TCP segment. */
#define NEXTHDR_UDP 17 /* UDP message. */
#define NEXTHDR_IPV6 41 /* IPv6 in IPv6 */
#define NEXTHDR_ROUTING 43 /* Routing header. */
#define NEXTHDR_FRAGMENT 44 /* Fragmentation/reassembly header. */
#define NEXTHDR_ESP 50 /* Encapsulating security payload. */
#define NEXTHDR_AUTH 51 /* Authentication header. */
#define NEXTHDR_ICMP 58 /* ICMP for IPv6. */
#define NEXTHDR_NONE 59 /* No next header */
#define NEXTHDR_DEST 60 /* Destination options header. */

<-- snip -->

Two different #define's for the same thing doesn't sound like a good
idea?

cu
Adrian

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