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Re: n-hurd networking

From: Simon Law
Subject: Re: n-hurd networking
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 16:55:29 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 01:39:08PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> You say "don't mix datalink and network protocols", but I'm not sure
> what you mean by "mix" here.  If you mean that net filters are the
> wrong way to filter, then fine--just continue to receive all packets,
> and ignore in pfinet the ones that aren't destined for the "local" IP
> address.  Then you have multiple listeners on the device, and
> everything still just works.

        Yes, that should be how it works.  This way, you are exposing
the entire network device to each operating system running on that one
machine; and you do not arbitrarily limit utility.


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