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Labeled Networking: Reserved vs. Implemented

Labeled Networking: Reserved vs. Implemented

Posted Jul 22, 2004 18:31 UTC (Thu) by AnswerGuy (subscriber, #1256)
In reply to: Kernel Summit: Security by stock
Parent article: Kernel Summit: Security

I think there are fields in the IP header which are reserved for this, but very few TCP/IP stacks support any use of that field.

Implementing support for this in Linux would seem to be a simple matter of coding up the appropriate netfilter modules and adding support to iptables, the iproute2 package or other utilities to set kernel policies regarding these labels.

I'm curious what the intended application would be.

JimD


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