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Re: n-hurd networking

From: Simon Law
Subject: Re: n-hurd networking
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 17:02:23 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 02:01:42PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> 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.

        Most likely, I have gone and shorted something while discussing


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