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CONFIG_PACKET: Packet socket

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_PACKET has multiple definitions:

Packet socket found in net/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_PACKET:

Help text

The Packet protocol is used by applications which communicate directly with network devices without an intermediate network protocol implemented in the kernel, e.g. tcpdump. If you want them to work, choose Y.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called af_packet.

If unsure, say Y.

Packet socket found in net/packet/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_PACKET:

Help text

The Packet protocol is used by applications which communicate directly with network devices without an intermediate network protocol implemented in the kernel, e.g. tcpdump. If you want them to work, choose Y.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called af_packet.

If unsure, say Y.

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