Subject: Re: An approach for detachable interfaces.
To: David Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 11/05/1999 16:18:59
> Potentially, yes. If I want to DHCP for information to configure whatever
> card I've just inserted then I presumably don't want to have to dance around
> figuring out what the name of the new interface should be. I suppose that
> the system could say "ep1 just appeared" but I have a hunch that there may be
> value in knowing that this is somehow like the ep0 that used to be around.
That sounds like a good argument for ignoring the MAC address when
reattaching a device to an interface..