[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

dummy interface for pfinet

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: dummy interface for pfinet
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 23:13:56 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.1.4i


as an exercise, I implemented a dummy interface for pfinet. Apply the
attached diff, and compile pfinet. The interface name is "dummy".

settrans /servers/socket/2 /hurd/pfinet -i dummy -a -m -g

The dummy interface is the same as the dummy interface in linux:
A bottomless pit. You don't get a single packet out of it, and everything
you send to it is lost.

Note that the above local address is recognized as local.
Stuff sent to this address is not lost, of course.

The implementation shows two areas where pfinet lacks:
Missing support for multiple interfaces, and no support for different types
of drivers (in my patch implemented as a switch on the device name).



2000-09-30  Marcus Brinkmann  <marcus@gnu.org>

        * dummy.c: New file.
        * Makefile (SRCS): Add dummy.c.
        * main.c (find_device): If interface name is "dummy",
        call setup_dummy_device, not setup_ethernet_device.
        * pfinet.h: Prototype setup_dummy_device. 

`Rhubarb is no Egyptian god.' Debian http://www.debian.org Check Key server 
Marcus Brinkmann              GNU    http://www.gnu.org    for public PGP Key 
Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de,     marcus@gnu.org    PGP Key ID 36E7CD09
http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Marcus.Brinkmann/       brinkmd@debian.org

Attachment: pfinet-dummy.diff
Description: Text document

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]