Subject: Re: always print IPv4 alias addresses
To: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 04/28/2001 20:23:58
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 07:47:10PM -0700, Erik E. Fair wrote:
> Um, well, there is the question of what IP address gets stuffed into
> a packet without one (i.e. most applications don't bother to set one,
> so you get one from the interface that the routing table decides to
> send the packet out), and that marks the difference between the
> interface's "address" and an "alias".
Not really. Consider IPv6 -- is your autoconfigured global, link-local,
or statically-assigned address the "main" address?
It seems like the ideas in the IPv6 source-address-selection draft could
be applicable to IPv4, as well.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>