On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Anant Narayanan <an...@kix.in> wrote:
> Anomit mentioned in his subject that he's interested in working on /net
Ah! Thanks Anant for reminding me that! I had forgotten why I started
following this thread in the first place!
> Rahul, since you've the been the primary developer behind /net would
> like to give Anomit a few pointers as to where help is needed and how
> he may contribute?
> - Anant
So I can point to a few things. I am working things out myself, but
have been slow for the last few weeks. For starters, I am attaching a
report I wrote which addresses our current status on /net. Its not a
very good report, but its got things of value to read. You also need
to read shashnet.wordpress.com where I had been logging most of my
work until now and go through the code, specially on net.c and
socklib.c which is important for us at the moment.
The present code has one bug while trying connect(), which once fixed,
we will have our proof of concept ready. After that, I intend to
change tracks a little, and evaluate some security aspects with the
designs at hand. Then we need to change the code a little to support
IPv6 and solve our DNS problem. After that, we can start supporting
all the aspects of networking, to get /net to a usable stage, so that
other programs from Plan 9, once supported on Glendix, can use our
/net in exactly the same way as they do in Plan 9.
Hope to have you on my team. I could use some help serious on this project.
The blog is slashnet.wordpress.com, of course :-)