LINX

LINX is an inter process communication protocol developed by Enea used for local and remote communications in distributed systems.

History

LINX is based on the IPC method - called LINK - used in Enea's OSE operating system. A Linux kernel module implementing the protocol is released as open source.

Protocol dependencies

  • Ethernet: So far LINX can only use Ethernet as its transport protocol besides shared memory. The ethertype 0x9999 used right now is not assigned by IEEE.

Example traffic

linx-example-capture-query-name-szd.png

Wireshark

The LINX dissector is fully functional but could be improved for sure:

  • Reassembling of fragmented packages
  • Improve RLNH handling
  • Improve info column

Preference Settings

none

Example capture file

Display Filter

A complete list of LINX display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

Show only the LINX based traffic:

 linx 

Capture Filter

Capture LINX traffic only:

 ether proto 0x9999 

External links

Discussion


Imported from https://wiki.wireshark.org/LINX on 2020-08-11 23:16:00 UTC