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Re: Temporary IPv6 addresses vs. netgroups

On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 10:56:24AM +1100, Darren Reed wrote:
> To go back to your examples, one of them was connecting to
> an SMTP server. Chances are that you want the same source
> address used regardless of whether the connection is made
> using the telnet program or a dedicated mail program.
> If that is the case, why would you want to instruct each
> of those separately as to how to choose a source address
> rather than simply define a policy around communication
> between the two hosts which by default governs how both
> telnet and the mail program communicate?

A related problem occurs with SCTP - where you pass a list of
local addresses so that the connections can fallback to a
different address pair when the connection would otherwise fail.
It isn't really right to have to configure the application with
parts of the global network topology.


David Laight:

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