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Re: Would like to work on "Hurdish TCP/IP stack" gsoc project

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Would like to work on "Hurdish TCP/IP stack" gsoc project
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:47:25 +0200
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Da Zheng, le Thu 21 Apr 2011 10:38:53 -0400, a écrit :
> Do you have anything in your mind? If I remember correctly, one goal of this
> project is to port the TCP/IP stack from another OS such as BSD because we 
> want
> to get rid of Linux code in Hurd.

What we actually want is to have something maintainable, as in "we just
keep the TCP/IP up to date with upstream and just need to fix glue
things from times to time".

> Another goal might be split the whole TCP/IP
> stack into several pieces. For example, one process running IP, one running 
> TCP,
> etc.

TCP/IP doesn't really permit a strict separation. What can be done and
would be very useful, however, is along TCP/IP stack, some IP daemons
which implement firewalling, routing over an ppp, etc.


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