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Current state


We recently went through some breaking changes to the repository code base as outlined in the linked email. These have been coming for a long time as most of our development was focused on the 'next' branch (now renamed to master).

A lot of the 'next' functionality is ready to be used for testing purposes but we've yet to mark individual library APIs as 'stable' so no guarantees for backwards compatibility are yet in place.

LNST - Linux Network Stack Test

Linux Network Stack Test is a tool that supports development and execution of automated and portable network tests. For detailed description of the architecture of LNST please refer to project website (link listed on Internet Resources bellow).


Installation and a simple Hello world example is available at Installation


Documentation is available in the docs/ directory, you can build it with make html using Sphinx.

The built documentation is also available online on

The documentation is not fully complete so you may not find all of what you're looking for so feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.


If you're interested in helping out we accept code contributions via Patches submitted to our mailing list

Feel free to also report issues or submit pull requests.


How to contact us

We currently don't have an irc channel due to the freenode situation and since it wasn't exactly actively used we haven't created a new one yet.


Copyright (C) 2011-2023 Red Hat, Inc.

LNST is distributed under GNU General Public License version 2. See the file "COPYING" in the source distribution for information on terms & conditions for accessing and otherwise using LNST.