[openbeosnetteam] Re: Hey Philippe, Waldemar...

  • From: Scott Mansfield <thephantom@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 13:02:57 -0800

Hey Brennan,

So we don't step on each other's proverbial toes what parts of the stack are you planning on working on?


On Dec 30, 2003, at 11:17 AM, Brennan Cleveland wrote:


Brennan here.  It's been awhile (my previous semester of school was
demanding) but I'm back at it.  I have many machines on a local
network, and I plan to start debugging the stack again (not that I
got that far before, but...)

Also, I'm starting to write up a Getting Started document to help new

1. Get the source from CVS
2. run jam
3. create the boot floppy

When I get that document nice and shiny, I will submit it for peer


---- Original Message ----
From: philippe.houdoin@xxxxxxx
To: openbeosnetteam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [openbeosnetteam] Re: Hey Philippe, Waldemar...
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 16:15:18 GMT

Merry Christmas to you all (well, one day too late...).

Thanks! I hope yours was great.

How can I help?

The route and traceroute commands do not work. I could need a simple tcpdump application to see if all PPP packets

are sent correctly.
Additionally, the netstack is full of bugs:

It is not thread-safe (e.g.: ifnet usage: adding/removing and
are always done without locking).

I cannot send/receive packets using the PPP add-on although all
values are set correctly (local and destination address + local

Do you have a private network? If so, could you please try to ping and then telnet or ftp to your sencond computer using our netstack? We do not have an telnet/ftp app; I hope those on your HD will
Otherwise we might have to get the source of the BSD apps and try
compile it.

Philippe will probably have some better jobs for you, but I would
happy if our netstack was working... ;)

In fact, I don't. Plus, it's sound enough tasks... :-)

Helping making our current network stack working is the top priority.
There's a userland version of this stack. It allow us to run it
by an userland app.
You'll learn more about it here:
And here :

Note that it's not up-to-date version, and you may want to replace
parts by newers built from our CVS.

The route and traceroute don't work yet, and I suspect that because
they can't open route sockets.
Mostly because we don't have the old/pre-newtree move route module

- Philippe

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