Re: Is it possible to run TCP/IP stack in user space?
From: John Heffner
Date: Thu Nov 09 2006 - 00:29:28 EST
Subramonia Pillai wrote:
I have one doubt. Is it possible to run a third party
TCP/IP stack as application over a native linux
kernel. Please give some pointer how it will be done?
Maybe, with some difficulty.
I'm aware of a few things that did this over BSD, but they're really out
of date. The Alpine project pulled the BSD TCP stack out into a
FoxNet project wrote a full TCP/IP stack from the ground up in SML:
<http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fox/foxnet.html>. IIRC, they both had similar
hack layers for running on top of a unix kernel, using pcap, firewall
filters and raw sockets.
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