7 releases (breaking)
|0.6.0||Jan 20, 2021|
|0.5.0||Nov 27, 2020|
|0.4.0||Aug 19, 2020|
|0.3.0||Jun 14, 2020|
|0.0.1||Jul 11, 2018|
#408 in Network programming
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Used in 13 crates (10 directly)
This project aims at providing building blocks for netlink (see
man 7 netlink).
netlink_syscrate provides netlink sockets. Integration with
- Each netlink protocol has a
netlink-packet-<protocol_name>crate that provides the packets for this protocol:
netlink-packet-coreis the glue for all the other
netlink-packet-*crates. It provides a
NetlinkMessage<T>type that represent any netlink message for any sub-protocol.
netlink_protocrate is an asynchronous implementation of the netlink protocol. It only depends on
netlink-sysfor the socket.
rtnetlinkcrate provides higher level abstraction for the route protocol
auditcrate provides higher level abstractions for the audit protocol.
- https://github.com/jbaublitz/neli: the main alternative to these crates, as it is actively developed.
- Other but less actively developed alternatives:
My main resource so far has been the source code of
pyroute2 (python) and
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.
Thanks also to the people behing tokio for the amazing tool they are building, and the support they provide.