Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Iain Hibbert <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/1997 21:39:36
On Tue, 15 Apr 1997, Andrew Brown wrote:

> can we at least agree that packets bound for these addresses should all
> go through the loopback back to the local machine?

can ifconfig not be made to set up a route, when you configure the interface,
such that packets to the interface address go through the loopback?  That
would seem to solve the problem..