Subject: Re: Patch to change ethernet link addresses
To: None <,>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/09/2003 20:17:33
In message <>, David Young writes:

>I tentatively agree with Itojun that you should use SIOCDLIFADDR and
>SIOCALIFADDR, instead of SIOCSLIFADDR, in anticipation of link-level
>aliases. I agree tentatively because I do not (yet) see why support for
>link-level aliases is desirable.

A bridge may want to emulate the MAC address of each host for which 
it's forwarding traffic.

		--Steve Bellovin,