Diving into the Linux Networking Stack, Part I

Diving into the Linux Networking Stack, Part I

Have you ever wondered what happens when your Linux machine gets a packet from the network? I have, but most of the information I’ve seen is concerned with the 2.4.x kernel. For my own sake, I decided to take a walk through the Linux networking stack (using Linux kernel 2.6.37) and thought someone else might be interested in a little breakdown as well.

Written on April 8, 2012