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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-forces-netlink-00.txt

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This draft is a work item of the Forwarding and Control Element Separation Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Netlink as an IP services protocol
	Author(s)	: J. Salim et al.
	Filename	: draft-ietf-forces-netlink-00.txt
	Pages		: 19
	Date		: 01-Oct-01
This document describes Linux Netlink, which is used in Linux both
as an inter-kernel messaging system as well as between kernel and
user-space.  The purpose of this document is intended as informa-
tional in the context of prior art for the ForCES IETF working
group.  The focus of this document is to describe netlink from a
context of a protocol between a Forwording Engine Component (FEC)
and a Control Plane Component(CPC) that define an IP service.
The document ignores the ability of netlink as a inter-kernel mes-
saging system, as a an inter-process communication scheme (IPC) or
its use in configuring other non-network as well as network but
non-IP services (such as decnet etc).

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