Unable to open rtnetlink socket ....

David Rohleder davro at ics.muni.cz
Tue Sep 11 15:26:35 CEST 2001

Jendřejčík Rostislav <rostislav.jendrejcik at star-21.cz> writes:

> Hi all .... trying to install the BIRD on my RedHat 6.2 (2.2.18) from
> RPM and later by "make ...."  Everything looks fine , but I still can't
> run the daemon. Allways with the same error:
> [root at fw /etc]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/bird start
> Starting BIRD: 11-09-2001 13:58:11 <FATAL> Unable to open rtnetlink
> socket: Address family not supported by protocol
> What's wrong? Can you help me please? 

compile your kernel with netlink support (kernel/user netlink


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David Rohleder						davro at ics.muni.cz
Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University
Brno, Czech Republic

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