Subject: Re: Patch to change ethernet link addresses
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org, tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/09/2003 20:17:33
In message <20030809235947.GA1893@che.ojctech.com>, 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, http://www.research.att.com/~smb