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That said, I'd be happy to write a HOWTO for nftables, once it's ready for non-devs. Only takes
about a week to write a decent HOWTO.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 6:26 UTC (Fri) by ras (subscriber, #33059)
But ip is a relatively simple command compared to tc, and all he provided for it was README.iproute2+tc. I guess without it, I would not have known the purpose of the tc command. For the rest I had to read the source.
> That said, I'd be happy to write a HOWTO for nftables
Bugger future messes these people might create, how about fixing the ones they have left behind? I wrote my own doco when I decided to use tc in anger: http://www.stuart.id.au/russell/files/tc/doc so I am not asking for someone to do something I haven't done myself. And before you ask the obvious question: after dealing with the kernel devs once, I think Conroy must be easier to deal with. Perhaps I exaggerate, but only by a tiny bit.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 18:09 UTC (Fri) by kaber (subscriber, #18366)
Posted Mar 27, 2009 23:52 UTC (Fri) by ras (subscriber, #33059)
Writing reference documentation (like a man page) is something programmers do well. Writing concise (as in contains few redundancies), complete and unambiguous explanations is what most programmers do naturally - and it normally comes easily to them regardless of the language - C or English. I suspect this is why the man page system is one of the best sources of documentation around. There are notable exceptions of course - like the sudo man page, but even that manages to be clearer than some ISO specs I have read.
HOWTO's and tutorials - well rusty seems to have a remarkable talent for it, but he is the exception rather than the rule. The best HOWTO's seem to come from the users.
I see below you are talking of adding nftables as a classifier. This is even better news. It is a way of evolving the mess we have now into something sane.
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