Subject: Re: rfc: socketing it to gre
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/2007 12:14:11
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On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 11:08:17PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> I have made a patch against -current that makes gre(4) exclusively use
> sockets for packet (dis)encapsulation and (de)muxing. In the new GRE
> world order, you will not see gre(4) produce its own IP header, nor you
> will find its hooks in the IP stack: sys/netinet/ip_gre.[ch] are no more!
> The patch is at <ftp://cuw.ojctech.com/cuw/dyoung-9cb5d230/gre.patch>.
> This is a work in progress. Right now, the only encapsulations I
> support are GRE in UDP in IPv4, and GRE in IPv4. In the near future I
> will support IPv6, and UDP in IPv6. In principle, you could use some
> OSI/AppleTalk datagram protocol for the encapsulation, but that's not
> supported quite yet.
How much of a performance hit do we take for this?
Would this permit us to do netgraph-like mix&match in the future?
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