Netconf is a yearly, by-invitation-only, Linux community conference
running for the second year.
The agenda has a clear focus on kernel level networking. Attendees are
the main maintainers and developers of the Linux networking
subsystem. Invitation is issued only 10-15 people who have provided
Due to the distributed nature of the Network subsystem development,
contributors to the stack are located in different corners of the globe
and coordinate security and bug fixes as well maintanance and new
features via email.
Netconf is intended to be a face to face working meet to compliment
those email exchanges. Problematic unresolved issues are trashed
and bold new ideas are discussed.
- Location : Portland, OR
- Date : July 14-15, 2004
||Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
"TCPfying the Poor Cousins"
Netfilter Project plans for 2.7.x
Packet filtering integration into routing cache.
(topic undecided as of yet)
||Open discussion on days talks, especially for
topics for which the given hour was not sufficient.
Flavors of TCP
||David S. Miller
Recent TCP developments.
Things to do in 2.7.x
Design of Mobile-IPV6
Status and future plans of USAGI project
||Open discussion, just like previous day
- Sponsors : Intel, OSDL, RedHat,Inc.
- Attendees (by invitation only)
|David S. Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|James Morris (email@example.com)
|Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Rusty Russell (email@example.com)
|Stephen Hemminger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Harald Welte (email@example.com)
|Yoshfuji Hideaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Soyoung Park (email@example.com)
- (Tentative) Topics :
- Remote DMA and Receive buffering strategies As networks are getting faster, and used for different usages like clustering and remote storage, the existing socket model is inadequate. What should the 2.7 strategy be?
- Early Traffic Control I don't know much about the background on this, but would like to see some discussion on improving the infrastructure for network filtering.
- Netlink extensions Various stuff has been kicking around to extend netlink. MPLS which is a way to control network links over netlink. Also, remote netlink for manageability. Also, netlink isn't used by most tools now, how to fix?
- Linux-NIC Total offload is a mistake in Linux environment, but how to make NIC's smarter in a Linux friendly way. Several ideas have been tossed around, but no resolution.
- Async I/O for networking Does anyone care? is it useful?
- WiFi 802.11 network stacks
- Potential issues for next-gen networking hardware.
Slides and Photos from Netconf 2004
- TCP_OSDL - From DaveM
- Net 2.7 - From DaveM