Subject: Re: Critique before commiting?
To: Christian Limpach <chris@Nice.CH>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/12/2000 19:32:35
In message <0b3d01bfec57$99a090d0$>, "Christian Limpach" writes:

>May I suggest a different solution:  change the syntax of the file arp
>reads, i.e.
>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
>for `hostname'

It would be poor to break ethers(5) compatibility with other OSes.