Subject: Re: a remote user can check promiscuous mode
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/18/2000 21:23:55
On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 02:25:30PM -0500, Andrew Brown wrote:
> actually...since i'm just mouthing off here, it would probably be
> "even better"(tm) to have a generic hw_input() routine that all the
> other *_input() routines (eg, ether_input(), ppp_input(), arc_input(),
> atm_input(), fddi_input(), ddp_input()...) could pass up to that would
> check something like this.  top-heavy, of course.

you don't want this. We have a highly optimized ethernet compare function,
that does not need passing a parameter.

Comparing one-byte ARCnet addresses is even easier, should it be needed.

We better keep this specialized.