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Re: What do you need from the Hurd for your day-to-day tasks?


From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: What do you need from the Hurd for your day-to-day tasks?
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:36:04 +0200
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On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 12:18:32PM +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> >>>>> Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> writes:
> >>>>> Ivan Shmakov, le Wed 28 Jul 2010 19:13:44 +0700, a écrit :
> 
>  >>> - PPPoE/routing/NAT/packet filtering.
> 
>  >> I'd much appreciate IPv6 support, and there will be virtually no
>  >> need for NAT for me then.
> 
>  > AIUI, IPv6 is already supported.
> 
>       Indeed.  Somehow, I've failed to notice that.
> 
>  >> • message passing on top of Linux:
> 
>  >> – with a user-space daemon;
> 
>  > Zheng Da's DDE work, yes.
> 
>       As per [1], it's quite the contrary: running Linux device
>       drivers in user-space with Mach as the host kernel, while I'm
>       suggesting running Linux as the host, and Mach in user-space.

Ah. That depends on where you interpret "on top of" :)

>       Somehow, I think that the latter would be a bit easier to
>       achieve.

It's not so clear to me. Yes, given the amount of work a glue code represents
it's probably easier. But DDE already does a lot of it, and antrik has been
testing Zheng Da's network encapsulation for a long time now without problem
except not being able to open the device from two pfinets.

Samuel



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