Commit c87fcde1 authored by Ted Lemon's avatar Ted Lemon
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Further clarify Linux CONFIG_PACKET/CONFIG_FILTER README.

parent a3e296e4
......@@ -241,18 +241,31 @@ One additional Linux 2.1/2.2 issue: if you get the following message,
it's because your kernel doesn't have the linux packetfilter or raw
packet socket configured:
Set CONFIG_PACKET=y and CONFIG_FILTER=y in your kernel configuration
If this happens, you need to edit your linux kernel .config file, set
CONFIG_FILTER=y and CONFIG_PACKET=y, and rebuild your kernel. If the
preceding sentence made no sense to you, ask your Linux vendor/guru
for help - please don't ask us.
Make sure CONFIG_PACKET (Packet socket) and CONFIG_FILTER (Socket
Filtering) are enabled in your kernel configuration
If this happens, you need to configure your Linux kernel to support
Socket Filtering and the Packet socket. You can do this by typing
``make config'', ``make menuconfig'' or ``make xconfig'', and then
enabling the Packet socket and Socket Filtering options that you'll
see displayed on the menu or in the questionnaire. You can also edit
your linux kernel .config file directly: set CONFIG_FILTER=y and
CONFIG_PACKET=y. If you do this, make sure you run ``make oldconfig''
afterwards, so that the changes you've made are propogated to the
kernel header files. After you've reconfigured, you need to type
``make'' to build a new Linux kernel, and then install it in the
appropriate place (probably /linux). Make sure to save a copy of your
old /linux.
If the preceding paragraph made no sense to you, ask your Linux
vendor/guru for help - please don't ask us.
If you set CONFIG_PACKET=m or CONFIG_FILTER=m, then you must tell the
kernel module loader to load the appropriate modules. If this doesn't
make sense to you, don't use CONFIG_whatever=m - use CONFIG_whatever=y.
Don't ask for help with this on the DHCP mailing list - it's a Linux
kernel issue.
kernel issue. This is probably not a problem with the most recent
Linux 2.2.x kernels.
LINUX: BROADCAST
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