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Date:	Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:42:40 +0900 (JST)
From:	YOSHIFUJI Hideaki / 吉藤英明 
Subject: Re: [RFC][IPv6] Export userland ND options through netlink (RDNSS


In article <> (at Sat, 29 Sep 2007 19:47:20 +0200), Pierre Ynard <> says:

> As discussed before, this patch provides userland with a way to access
> relevant options in Router Advertisements, after they are processed and
> validated by the kernel. Extra options are processed in a generic way;
> this patch only exports RDNSS options described in RFC5006, but support
> to control which options are exported could be easily added.

I basically like this approach at first sight.

> which implies that a userland daemon processing RDNSS options needs a
> way to associate the option to the router that sent it, and fetch its
> lifetime. This kind of information could be included in a header in the
> rtnetlink message (in this version of the patch there is none).

> diff --git a/include/linux/rtnetlink.h b/include/linux/rtnetlink.h
> index dff3192..f69d415 100644
> --- a/include/linux/rtnetlink.h
> +++ b/include/linux/rtnetlink.h
> @@ -97,6 +97,9 @@ enum {
> +
>  	__RTM_MAX,

Does this imply that we could extend (or reuse) this for all of
NS/NA/RS/RA/Redirect messages?  I think you need to include the
code, type and basic semantics of the message.

If this is only for RA, we should say "RTM_NEWRAUSEROPT" or something.


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