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Re: ifconfig v2

David Young wrote:
>I find it hard to ignore the larger issue, though, which is that those
>capability flags are only useful insofar as the NetBSD networking stack
>and drivers are distrusted or buggy and some masochists like to turn
>knobs until they find a combo that works. :-) Ordinarily a driver should
>enable the offload capabilities that are known to work reliably, and it
>should not advertise the buggy ones.

The offload features can't be used if the device is linked to another
using bridge(4), there may be other combinations of pseudo-interfaces
that cause problems too.

I use the offload capabilities on most of my systems but I think they
should still default to off for now.

Robert Swindells

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