Subject: Re: setting link-level addresses
To: Daniel Hagerty <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/29/2003 16:12:08
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On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 12:13:44AM -0400, Daniel Hagerty wrote:
> David Young <email@example.com> writes:
> > Dheeraj and Daniel,
> > I'm glad you two are working on this.
> > I am concerned that I will not be able to easily restore the link-level
> > address to the hardware default. Have you thought about how to do that?
> I'm imagining from your statement that the in kernel code that
> does this now doesn't manage this; I haven't checked.
> My offhand feeling would be to pay 20 bytes of extra sockaddr_dl
> to maintain the burned in address in core, and expose it to userland
> as SIOCD*ADDR of the primary restoring the burned in (and maybe return
> EFOOBAR if the primary is already the burned in).
Hm? No, return success.
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