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Flow Label support for IPv6 sockets

Hello everyone,

I'm currently implementing a traffic generator software which could send IPv6 traffic by employing regular stream/dgram sockets. I'm also interested in assigning a specific flow label value for a stream but I have not been able to find any documentation about how to actually do it. Is it really so that the sin6_flowinfo member is currently unsupported even in latest kernel versions and the flow label can not be manually assigned if regular sockets are used? Of course, if I would use raw sockets I could bypass this problem but they can't be used with TCP.

Cheers

-J

Comments

  • marcmarc Posts: 647
    What exactly is your question?

    If you are generating the traffic yourself... what's stopping you for "building" the packets as you want them?
  • mclanemclane Posts: 3
    So, my question was how to assign a user-defined flow label for a regular socket?
  • mclanemclane Posts: 3
    So, no one knows?
  • marcmarc Posts: 647
    mclane wrote:
    So, no one knows?

    If anybody does, he'll answer whenever he's got time to do so
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