Subject: Re: Manipulating link address on Ethernet interfaces
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/24/2006 13:15:32
On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 12:10:54PM +0100, wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 10:42:50AM +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > While the patch itself had a number of issues, one which is probably the
> > most relevant is that it used a fictive SIOCSLIFADDR.  itojun argued
> > that this ioctl was never defined because KAME wanted Add/Delete
> > semantics for address manipulations (for any family) and not a Set one.
> Just to point to existing solutions: FreeBSD and DragonFly have an ioctl
> SIOCSIFLLADDR to alter the link-layer address. While I agree that having
> add/delete semantic is useful, the primary link-layer address is IMO
> special and should be threated as such.

FWIW, I believe the consensus in previous discussions was existing
getting/modifying link-layer addresses.


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