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Re: ifconfig -a error

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 11:03:27AM -0500, David Young wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 09:57:35AM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:

> > % ifconfig eon0
> > eon0: flags=3<UP,BROADCAST> mtu 1500
> >         address: 00:00:00:00:00
> > 
> > now, clearly this is not right but it indicates that eonattach is not
> > setting the address properly. What is the eon address supposed to be?
> The link-layer address on an eon(4) instance only holds the instance
> name.  A gre(4) also has a lladdr, but gre(4) also sets if_addrlen to 0.
> Maybe eon(4) should do the same?

eon(RFC 1070) is, basically, ISO CLNL encapsulated (with a small header for 
flags) inside IPv4 - indeed similar to gre, gif etc. In fact, gif has some
incomplete eon handling code.

So, logically, the ll addr is the (outer) IPv4 address. How *should*
it do this / what do the others do?

(And should it, maybe, be replaced by some glue in gif?)


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