Setting the Context: Linux Networking Primer
Brief on Linux Networking.
Importance of packet routing and filtering.
Introducing IPVS (IP Virtual Server)
What is IPVS and its historical context.
Core functionalities of IPVS.
Diving into IPVS Source Code
Code structure and key components.
Walkthrough of a typical packet's journey through IPVS.
Algorithms and strategies used (Round Robin, Least Connection, etc.)
Introducing IPTABLES: The Linux Firewall
Role and significance of IPTABLES in Linux networking.
Historical evolution and its place in modern systems.
Dissecting IPTABLES Source Code
Understanding key files and modules.
Tracing packet flow through IPTABLES chains.
Exploration of match and target extensions.
Comparative Analysis: IPVS vs. IPTABLES
Key differences and similarities.
Use-cases: When to use which?
Performance Implications and Benchmarks
Real-world performance tests.
Challenges and Critiques
Common pitfalls and challenges in working with IPVS and IPTABLES.
Community's feedback and critiques.
Future of Linux Networking: Beyond IPVS and IPTABLES
Emerging trends and tools.
Evolution of networking tools in Linux.
Conclusion: Reflections on the Deep Dive
Summarizing the exploration.
Encouraging hands-on exploration and further study.