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2.3.2 Link Messages

The (netlink route link) package defines the following data type:

This datatype represents a link message with its routing attributes. This type of message is expected when using the RTM_*LINK message types.


The network family, defined as AF_UNSPEC in the rtnetlink documentation, although it holds different values in practice.


The device type.


The index of the device. This is used to select a specific device by its index, or 0 to not filter by device index.


The device flags. See man 7 netdevices for a list.


A list of attributes. This field must contain a list of nl-data structures, not a structure by itself.