PF_LLC sockets working code on 2.6.17

From: Evandro Clivatti Dall'Agnol
Date: Wed Aug 02 2006 - 13:09:47 EST

Hi all, sorry if this question has another more pertinent list to
send, but I guess this is the one.

I'm trying to use PF_LLC sockets on 2.6.17 based on llcping examples
of the now gone (
but I'm not getting success.

Specifically, the bind() command returns < 0 and perror returns "No
such device".

Since that code was working apparently only with patches for 2.4
series, does anybody knows another place I can get working examples of
PF_LLC for 2.6? Or anybody has a working code?

The simple code to listen to LLC I'm trying to make work follows below.

Thanks in advance.
Evandro Clivatti Dall'Agnol

#include <sys/socket.h>

/* for LLC sockets */
#include <linux/if_ether.h>
#include <linux/if_arp.h>
#include <linux/llc.h>

#include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <string.h>

#ifndef AF_LLC
#define AF_LLC 26
#define PF_LLC AF_LLC

#ifndef SOL_LLC
#define SOL_LLC 268

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
int ret;
int sock;
struct sockaddr_llc localaddr;

memset(&localaddr, 0, sizeof(localaddr));

localaddr.sllc_family = AF_LLC;
localaddr.sllc_sap = LLC_SAP_NULL;
localaddr.sllc_arphrd = ARPHRD_ETHER;

if( (sock = socket(PF_LLC, SOCK_STREAM, 0)) < 0){
return sock;

if( (ret = bind(sock, (struct sockaddr *)&localaddr, sizeof(localaddr))) < 0 ){
return ret;

if( (ret = listen(sock, 10)) < 0 ){
return ret;
return 0;
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