Subject: Re: netatalk
To: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: Daniel Hagerty <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/22/1996 22:36:53
 > From: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
 > Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 18:34:55 -0700
 > OK, I'll bite.  Why can't it work?  "Given the current network architecture" -
 > explain?
 > The netatalk archives make mention of some alpha-quality(?) FreeBSD patches

    I don't remember the mention of FreeBSD patches, but its been
awhile at this point.

    Anyway, there isn't any real problem with running with DDP linked
in the kernel (simple matter of implementation); however, NetBSD's
current lkm interface doesn't do network protocols.  You couldn't do
it as a misc interface, as there are routines like ether_input (in
net/if_ethersubr.c) that do hardcoded protcol switching.

    I know someone is working on making NetBSD more LKM friendly;
here's one more item for your list of tasks if you haven't already
stumbled on this.