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Re: IPv6-capable pfinet

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: IPv6-capable pfinet
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:06:26 +0200
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On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 03:52:28AM +0200, Stefan Siegl wrote:
> I've already announced it on #hurd, however for the records and to
> publish the patch:  I've somewhat successfully made the good old pfinet
> IPv6-aware.


> In order to do so, I imported a number of source files (without
> modifications) from Linux 2.2.14 kernel -- because of our build system I
> had to rename some of them, to make their filenames unique.

This shall change somewhen: as soon as we'll finally be using GNU

> If you'd like to try it out:

This is now documented in the wiki at

>  - for development I've put the sources into a git repository, available
>    by `git clone http://brokenpipe.de/gitroot/pfinet6'

Should this be added to the wiki page as well?

> A few last bits:
>  -> where to import?
>     I more and more arrive at the conclusion that we should just
>     IPv6-enhance the existing pfinet, not add another pfinet6 directory
>     which shares almost all the code.

I completely agree.

>     IPv6 support can easily be disabled in config.h (and maybe some flag
>     to the configure script somewhen)


>  -> how to import?
>     Do we need to maintain the vendor branch further? 
>     Updates haven't been applied anyways (at least not since 2.2.14) and
>     because of the file renamings it's a pain to track with CVS.

As far as I know, Roland has been the only one to use this branch.  Long
time ago.  I'd also use a different method than using a CVS vendor


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