13. Netlink Sockets

  1. Sameer Seth and
  2. M. Ajaykumar Venkatesulu

Published Online: 29 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470377833.ch13

TCP/IP Architecture, Design, and Implementation in Linux

TCP/IP Architecture, Design, and Implementation in Linux

How to Cite

Seth, S. and Venkatesulu, M. A. (2008) Netlink Sockets, in TCP/IP Architecture, Design, and Implementation in Linux, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470377833.ch13

Author Information

  1. Bangalore, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470147733

Online ISBN: 9780470377833

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Keywords:

  • netlink sockets;
  • netlink - bidirectional communication method;
  • kernel netlink socket creation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Netlink Sockets

  • Netlink Socket Registration and Initialization at Boot Time

  • How Is the Kernel Netlink Socket Created?

  • How Is the User Netlink Socket Created?

  • Netlink Data Structures

  • Other Important Data Strutures

  • Netlink Packet Format

  • Netlink Socket Example—tc Command for Adding a qdisc

  • Flow Diagram for tc Command in Kernel Space

  • Summary