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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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