Subject: Re: placement of PFIL_HOOKS filtering points
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List: tech-net
Date: 11/07/2000 13:12:46
>I'm working on a project (a packet classification framework) that uses
>the PFIL_HOOKS mechanism.  However, the placement of the PFIL_HOOKS
>filtering points is problematic.
>Specifically, the filtering point is located *after* the ip_len and
>ip_off fields are converted to host order in the ip_input() case, and
>*before* they are converted to network byte order in the ip_output()

	if we need to revisit endian swap in ip_input, i'd like to see
	no endian swap in kernel.  raw ip input should swap for backward
	compatibility reasons, and that's all we need to swap.