Subject: Re: IFT_OTHER is suitable for GRE?
To: Hitoshi Asaeda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christian E. Hopps <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/1999 08:45:48
Hitoshi Asaeda <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Current implementation of GRE uses IFT_OTHER type in if_gre.c.
> This is not good for permanent use, because it's so ambiguous and it
> might be used with other interfaces, I feel.
> How do you feel this?
> IMHO, IFT_PROPVIRTUAL may be better? (Sorry, if there are some tipical
> meanings of this one.)
Why not IFT_GRE? I think the type should tell you everything you need
to know to e.g., examine frames using bpfilter. IFT_PROPVIRTUAL seems
just as ambiguous as IFT_OTHER in this sense.