IP and port associated with a socket fd

Zubin Mithra zubin.mithra at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 04:18:34 UTC 2014

On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 11:10 PM, Dmitry V. Levin <ldv at altlinux.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 11:58:35PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> On Wed 06 Aug 2014 12:31:36 Masatake YAMATO wrote:
> [...]
>> > A problem is that many libraries wrapping netlink interface are
>> > distributed under term of GPL or LGPL. I'm not sure the code using the
>> > library is acceptable to strace project. If not acceptable, you have
>> > to decode the packet of netlink by yourself.
>> libnl is LGPL, so linking against it optionally should be OK (strace
>> still be BSD).  since it's actively developed and commonly used (by
>> tools), i'd start there.
> Looks like there are no other viable options but libnl.

Do we really need libnl? So far the code samples I have seen that does not
use libnl seems fairly straightforward.


-- zm
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