Packages with the netlink use flag

net-analyzer / net-snmp : Software for generating and retrieving SNMP data

  • Use dev-libs/libnl to fetch TCP statistics instead of using /proc/net/tcp (Linux only).

net-analyzer / wireshark : A network protocol analyzer formerly known as ethereal

  • Use dev-libs/libnl

net-firewall / iptables : Linux kernel (2.4+) firewall, NAT and packet mangling tools

  • Build against libnfnetlink which enables the nfnl_osf util

net-libs / libpcap : A system-independent library for user-level network packet capture

  • Use dev-libs/libnl to put wireless interfaces in monitor mode.

net-wireless / aircrack-ng : WLAN tools for breaking 802.11 WEP/WPA keys

  • Use netlink for channel control instead of WEXT

net-wireless / hostapd : IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN Host AP daemon

  • Adding support for using netlink to create VLANs

sys-auth / sssd : System Security Services Daemon provides access to identity and authentication

  • Add support for netlink protocol via dev-libs/libnl

sys-block / nbd : Userland client/server for kernel network block device

  • Add support for netlink protocol via dev-libs/libnl

sys-fs / quota : Linux quota tools

  • Compile daemon receiving quota messages via netlink

www-servers / pshs : Pretty small HTTP server -- a command-line tool to share files

  • Use libnetlink (sys-apps/iproute2) to get network interface addresses