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CONFIG_NLMON: Virtual netlink monitoring device

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_NLMON:

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This option enables a monitoring net device for netlink skbs. The purpose of this is to analyze netlink messages with packet sockets. Thus applications like tcpdump will be able to see local netlink messages if they tap into the netlink device, record pcaps for further diagnostics, etc. This is mostly intended for developers or support to debug netlink issues. If unsure, say N.



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