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NG_KSOCKET(4)	       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual		 NG_KSOCKET(4)

NAME
     ng_ksocket	-- kernel socket netgraph node type

SYNOPSIS
     #include <netgraph/ng_ksocket.h>

DESCRIPTION
     A ksocket node is both a netgraph node and	a BSD socket.  The ng_ksocket
     node type allows one to open a socket inside the kernel and have it
     appear as a Netgraph node.	 The ng_ksocket	node type is the reverse of
     the socket	node type (see ng_socket(4)): whereas the socket node type
     enables the user-level manipulation (via a	socket)	of what	is normally a
     kernel-level entity (the associated Netgraph node), the ng_ksocket	node
     type enables the kernel-level manipulation	(via a Netgraph	node) of what
     is	normally a user-level entity (the associated socket).

     A ng_ksocket node allows at most one hook connection.  Connecting to the
     node is equivalent	to opening the associated socket.  The name given to
     the hook determines what kind of socket the node will open	(see below).
     When the hook is disconnected and/or the node is shutdown,	the associated
     socket is closed.

HOOKS
     This node type supports a single hook connection at a time.  The name of
     the hook must be of the form _family_/_type_/_proto_, where the family,
     type, and proto are the decimal equivalent	of the same arguments to
     socket(2).	 Alternately, aliases for the commonly used values are
     accepted as well.	For example inet/dgram/udp is a	more readable but
     equivalent	version	of 2/2/17.

CONTROL	MESSAGES
     This node type supports the generic control messages, plus	the following:

     NGM_KSOCKET_BIND
	  This functions exactly like the bind(2) system call.	The struct
	  sockaddr socket address parameter should be supplied as an argument.

     NGM_KSOCKET_LISTEN
	  This functions exactly like the listen(2) system call.  The backlog
	  paramter (a single 32	bit int) should	be supplied as an argument.

     NGM_KSOCKET_CONNECT
	  This functions exactly like the connect(2) system call.  The struct
	  sockaddr destination address parameter should	be supplied as an
	  argument.

     NGM_KSOCKET_ACCEPT
	  Currently unimplemented.

     NGM_KSOCKET_GETNAME
	  Equivalent to	the getsockname(2) system call.	 The name is returned
	  as a struct sockaddr in the arguments	field of the reply.

     NGM_KSOCKET_GETPEERNAME
	  Equivalent to	the getpeername(2) system call.	 The name is returned
	  as a struct sockaddr in the arguments	field of the reply.

     NGM_KSOCKET_SETOPT
	  Equivalent to	the setsockopt(2) system call, except that the option
	  name,	level, and value are passed in a struct	ng_ksocket_sockopt.

     NGM_KSOCKET_GETOPT
	  Equivalent to	the getsockopt(2) system call, except that the option
	  is passed in a struct	ng_ksocket_sockopt.  When sending this com-
	  mand,	the value field	should be empty; upon return, it will contain
	  the retrieved	value.

ASCII FORM CONTROL MESSAGES
     For control messages that pass a struct sockaddr in the argument field,
     the normal	ASCII equivalent of the	C structure is an acceptable form.
     For the PF_INET and PF_LOCAL address families, a more convenient form is
     also used,	which is the protocol family name, followed by a slash,	fol-
     lowed by the actual address.  For PF_INET,	the address is an IP address
     followed by an optional colon and port number.  For PF_LOCAL, the address
     is	the pathname as	a doubly quoted	string.

     Examples:

     PF_LOCAL	 local/"/tmp/foo.socket"

     PF_INET	 inet/192.168.1.1:1234

     Other	 { family=16 len=16 data=[0x70 0x00 0x01 0x23] }

     For control messages that pass a struct ng_ksocket_sockopt, the normal
     ASCII form	for that structure is used.  In	the future, more convenient
     encoding of the more common socket	options	may be supported.

SHUTDOWN
     This node shuts down upon receipt of a NGM_SHUTDOWN control message, or
     when the hook is disconnected.  Shutdown of the node closes the associ-
     ated socket.

SEE ALSO
     socket(2),	netgraph(4), ng_socket(4), ngctl(8)

HISTORY
     The ng_ksocket node type was implemented in FreeBSD 4.0.

AUTHORS
     Archie Cobbs <archie@FreeBSD.org>

FreeBSD	10.1		       November	15, 1999		  FreeBSD 10.1

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | HOOKS | CONTROL MESSAGES | ASCII FORM CONTROL MESSAGES | SHUTDOWN | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | AUTHORS

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