Subject: Re: Patch to change ethernet link addresses
To: None <,>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/15/2003 03:23:00
On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 06:59:47PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> Dheeraj,
> I suggest that instead of adding 'lladdr' to the commands switch (cmds),
> you add it to the address-family switch (afs).
> It is important that an operator can restore the original MAC address
> without rebooting. I think it should be restored when the last MAC address
> is deleted. How do you think a driver should detect deletion of the last
> MAC address?
> I tentatively agree with Itojun that you should use SIOCDLIFADDR and
> SIOCALIFADDR, instead of SIOCSLIFADDR, in anticipation of link-level
> aliases. I agree tentatively because I do not (yet) see why support for
> link-level aliases is desirable.

As part of my campaign to get rid of wiconfig completely, I would like
to move the "set MAC address" feature to ifconfig. I am wondering if
anybody has produced new patches following this discussion?


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