Introduction to libmnl

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



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Package Information

libnma Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of libmnl

Install libmnl by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Library:

Short Descriptions

provides functions for parsing, validating, constructing of both the Netlink header and TLVs