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Date:	Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:04:30 -0500
From:	Benjamin LaHaise <>
To:	Ben Greear <>
Cc:	"Eric W. Biederman" <>,
	Patrick McHardy <>,
Subject: Re: RFC: net 00/05: routing based send-to-self implementation

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:37:31AM -0800, Ben Greear wrote:
> This doesn't work if you want to have one application manage lots of 
> interfaces and send traffic between these interfaces.  Certainly there are 
> use-cases that can use multiple name-spaces, but it's nice to have the 
> option not to use them as well.

Actually, it's quite doable from within one application.  An application 
I recently adapted to make use of multiple network namespaces within a single 
process by way of pthreads and unshare(CLONE_NEWNET).  The scheme I used 
is to just open the socket in a new namespace in a thread.  Since the 
file descriptor table is still shared, it's easy to send/receive data from 
any other thread, regardless of which virtual network namespace it's in.  
All told, setting up virtual routers with namespaces is pretty easy.


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