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Re: n-hurd networking

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: n-hurd networking
Date: 07 Aug 2002 14:01:42 -0700
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Simon Law <sfllaw@uwaterloo.ca> writes:

> 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.

Um, ok.  I don't think you understand how the net filters are set.

Each pfinet sets the filter itself; nobody sets it for it.

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