Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium
Netronome's Quentin Monnet will be presenting, "Unifying Network Filtering Rules for the Linux Kernel with eBPF," at this year's FOSDEM on Saturday, February 2 at 12:10p.m. This presentation reviews the needs for those filtering frameworks and the particularities of each one. Then it focuses on the changes brought by eBPF and XDP in this landscape: as BPF programs allow for very flexible processing and can be attached very low in the stack—at the driver level, or even run on the NIC itself—they offer filtering capabilities with no precedent in terms of performance and versatility in the kernel. Lastly, the third part would explore potential leads in order to create bridges between the different rule formats and to make it easier for users to build their filtering eBPF programs.