ethernet packets

ethernet packets

Post by Mike - EMA » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 20:48:26

Where can I get information on programming at the
ethernet packet level under RH8 and RH9?

ethernet packets

Post by CL [dnoyeB » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 22:13:46

If you have the cash, I like to start at

Then branch out to the man pages and users groups, etc.

probably see who wrote ifconfig, and email them with that question.



ethernet packets

Post by Sander Swu » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 22:20:38

You mean online or at the bookstore?

Bookstore tip: the TCP/IP illustrated Volumes by Gary R Wright and W.
Richard Stevens (3 SET BOX) this is a must have. You can also check many
other volumes like that one.


PS: Sorry for all the commercial talk, i just like the book

ethernet packets

Post by Leonard Ev » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 00:35:48

It is not clear whether you want general information on the structure of
packets, which is a matter of the TCP/IP protocol and not specific to
Linux, or if you want details of how Linux programs implement that
protocol. I bet if you do a google search for ethernet packets, you
will find lots of information on the former. I know I found it at one
point, although I have no idea where now. And of course, you can
always examine the source code if you want programming details. I would
start with the kernel source, which is easily obtainable as part of any
RedHat release.

Leonard Evens XXXX@XXXXX.COM 847-491-5537
Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208

ethernet packets

Post by Mike - EMA » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 20:27:49

I already have much of what I need about the structure of the packets,
and I have the source code. Descriptions of software structure
as well as recommendations and warnings from experienced people
would be helpful. Another posting on this thread recommends
Gary R Wright and W.Richard Stevens (3 SET BOX). Do you have
any opinions about this? Are there any web sites that would be