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Bug#604757: ITP: libmnl -- minimalistic Netlink communication library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : libmnl
  Version         : 0.0.0~20101124
  Upstream Author : Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>
* URL             : http://git.netfilter.org/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=libmnl.git;a=summary
* License         : LGPLv2.1+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : minimalistic Netlink communication library

libmnl is a minimalistic user-space library oriented to Netlink
developers.  There are a lot of common tasks in parsing, validating,
constructing of both the Netlink header and TLVs that are repetitive and
easy to get wrong.  This library aims to provide simple helpers that
allows you to re-use code and to avoid re-inventing the wheel.

The main features of this library are:

Small: the shared library requires around 30KB for an x86-based

Simple: this library avoids complexity and elaborated abstractions that
tend to hide Netlink details.

Easy to use: the library simplifies the work for Netlink-wise
developers.  It provides functions to make socket handling, message
building, validating, parsing and sequence tracking, easier.

Easy to re-use: you can use the library to build your own abstraction
layer on top of this library.

Decoupling: the interdependency of the main bricks that compose the
library is reduced, i.e. the library provides many helpers, but the
programmer is not forced to use them.

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