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Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:41:57 +0000
From: Simon Baker <simonb@...zo.org>
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: VLANs in Owl way?

> Piotr, Simon -
>
> On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 09:18:08AM +0100, Piotr Meyer wrote:
>> I think about adding vlan (8021q) support to Owl's network scripts.
> I'd appreciate you proposing a patch.
>
> Please note that we're also planning to rework the networking startup
> scripts, and to add IPv6 support.
>
> Simon did some work on this, but never contributed any code.  Simon -
> are you still around?  Can you please share your work-in-progress such
> that we take a look and possibly have another person start from there?
>
>
I am, and I'm still reading the list when I get a chance ;-)

I had a hdd crash a while back and I lost the (bit) of work I had done. 
  I was generally looking at how redhat, etc, handled ipv6.  I thought 
that this approach was the cleanest (note this is how a user would 
configure it):

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-redhat-fedora-centos-ipv6-network-configuration/

Also, with Owl having "redhat" / "centos" 'isms, i started work using 
some patches / scripts which I found here:
http://www.bieringer.de/linux/IPv6/index.html

I can't seem to see them today though.  I do however have a directory 
which contains some of them, though I'm really not sure how useful these 
will be in their present state.

I apologise again for slacking on this ; work commitments have been 
taking up too much time recently.

Moving forward, one of the things I was going to propose actually was a 
more functional kernel config similar to how slackware provides them ; a 
"normal" kernel and a "huge" kernel with lots more features enabled, 
which could contain support for many other things which are not enabled 
by default, such as LVM device mapper, crypt-targets, vlan, ipv6, etc. 
  Of course I do appreciate the settings configured in the normal 
config, it's just that they no longer suit my own personal needs now, 
and the OpenVZ kernel can occasionally be a pain to successfully compile.

Regards,

Simon.


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