Subject: Why /dev/bpf rather than /dev/bpf0?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2004 13:06:04
I know the cloning devices sound great, and I agree they are the way go to.
However, from a developer POV, I now need to:
Try /dev/bpf if it exists.
Try /dev/bpf# if not.
Why didn't we just make /dev/bpf0 the clonable device, and remove all other
numbered devices? This would make no changes in applications that
try /dev/bpf0 first -- they would simply succeed.