Subject: Re: Critique before commiting?
To: Christian Limpach <chris@Nice.CH>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
Date: 07/12/2000 19:32:35
In message <email@example.com>, "Christian Limpach" writes:
>May I suggest a different solution: change the syntax of the file arp
>hostname * [temp] [pub]
> will use /etc/ethers to lookup the ether address for `hostname' or even
>hostname ethername [temp] [pub]
> will lookup `ethername' in /etc/ethers and use the ether address found
It would be poor to break ethers(5) compatibility with other OSes.