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Date:	Mon, 21 May 2007 12:58:32 -0400
From:	Vlad Yasevich <>
To:	Neil Horman <>
Cc:	Anton <>,
Subject: Re: Sending ipv6 packets from a kernel module

Neil Horman wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 02:04:33PM +0930, Anton wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Please excuse me if the following question has already been asked on the 
>> mailing list, I am a little new to this.
>> I am trying to send IPv6 packets from a kernel module. As far as I 
>> understand, I would have to use the ip6_output() function, and this 
>> function is certainly present in the net/ipv6/ip6_output.c file (on my
>> 2.6.18 kernel). Unfortunately, the function is not exported from the
>> IPv6 module and so my kernel module is unable to use it. Has anyone 
>> encountered such a problem before, and if not, does anyone know what is 
>> required for me to push a sk_buff into the IP stack for transmission 
>> (from a kernel module)?
>> Any ideas would be appreciated!
>> Regards,
>> Anton
> No, you'll probably want to use something like kernel_sendmsg to send what you
> want, passing in a socket created with something like sock_create_kern.
> Regards
> Neil

You can also use ip6_xmit assuming the module has performed the necessary route lookups.

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