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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-forces-netlink-03.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-03.txt
	Pages		: 34
	Date		: 07-Jun-02
	
This document describes Linux Netlink, which is used in Linux both
as an intra-kernel messaging system as well as between kernel and
user space.  This document is intended as informational in the con-
text of prior art for the ForCES IETF working group.  The focus of
this document is to describe Netlink from a perspective of a protocol
between a Forwarding Engine Component (FEC) and a Control Plane
Component (CPC), the two components that define an IP service.
The document ignores the ability of Netlink as a intra-kernel mes-
saging system, as an inter-process communication scheme (IPC), or
as a configuration tool for other non-networking or non-IP network
services (such as decnet, etc.).

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