#netlink #linux #netfilter


netlink packet types for the netfilter subprotocol

1 unstable release

0.1.0 Feb 20, 2022

#6 in #netfilter

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MIT license

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This project aims at providing building blocks for netlink (see man 7 netlink).




My main resource so far has been the source code of pyroute2 (python) and netlink (golang) a lot. These two projects are great, and very nicely written. As someone who does not read C fluently, and that does not know much about netlink, they have been invaluable.

I'd also like to praise libnl for its documentation. It helped me a lot in understanding the protocol basics.

The whole packet parsing logic is inspired by @whitequark excellent blog posts (part 1, part 2 and part 3, although I've only really used the concepts described in the first blog post).

Thanks also to the people behind tokio for the amazing tool they are building, and the support they provide.


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