Subject: Re: Patch to change ethernet link addresses
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/08/2003 17:09:21
>> I am attaching a patches that allow ifconfig to change the ethernet
>>MAC addresses temporarily. (the new new MAC address is good until a reboot).
>>the diffs are against sources after an update today.
>>I have checked this code on two ethernet cards that I have (both pcmcia).
>>Thanks Jaromir for encouraging.
> SIOC?LIFADDR is for assigning address by sockaddr_storage. if you
> we (NRL/KAME) intentionally did not define SIOCSLIFADDR, as "Set"
> semantics would be ambiguous when there are multiple addresses assigned
> onto the interface. please do not add SIOCSLIFADDR (the API is
> discussed with third parties and agreed upon). my advice is to issue
> SIOCDLFADDR then issue SIOCALFIADDR.
"L" in "LIFADDR" stands for "long", which suggests that the API is
using sockaddr_storage. it does not mean "link-layer address".