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Re: n-hurd networking

From: Simon Law
Subject: Re: n-hurd networking
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 16:30:41 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 01:14:57PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Ok, so the subhurd question (different from collectives).
> It seems clear to me that each subhurd should have a separate IP
> address, and that they should use net filters so that they keep out of
> each other's way.  They should ignore incoming IP or ARP packets not
> concerned with their own IP address.  This is almost adequate.  It
> doesn't deal with packets from one subhurd to another on the same
> machine.  I think the best thing to deal with that is to have the
> kernel device automatically loop back such packets.

        Ooh.  That seems like a potentially bad solution.  You're going
to have trouble with non TCP/IP protocols if you do it this way.  Please
don't mix datalink and network protocols, that will just get ugly.


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