Re: [PATCH] net/ipv4 for Source VIPA support, kernel BK Head
From: Einar Lueck
Date: Thu Sep 02 2004 - 07:54:20 EST
On Donnerstag, 2. September 2004 13:24 Alan Cox wrote:
> You've failed as far as I can see to explain why NAT doesn't do the
> right thing in this case. I don't care whether the customers like it, I
> care whether it works. If it works then we don't need to add junk to the
> kernel. If it works but is hard to configure then its an opportunity to
> write a nice tool to manage it.
I am sorry: I failed to point out that NAT does the job!
We think that the the proposed patch, that is a really small one,
introduces a facility that works well for existing operating systems
and is desired by customers. Consequently, it enriches the kernel with
a concept that has already proven its value. That's the reason why we
think the kernel could profit from the application of the corresponding
patch, especially as it makes more customers happy. As the whole feature
may be configured out we don't see what's wrong with making more and
especially large customers happy with an enriched kernel.
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