Subject: Re: Critique before commiting?
To: Christian Limpach <chris@Nice.CH>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/12/2000 22:19:42
| > It would be poor to break ethers(5) compatibility with other OSes.
| huh?  I'm talking about the file which is read by arp.

Sorry, you're right, I was confused.

| My suggestion breaks the compatibility for this file.  I think
| that's reasonable since it's not a file you're going to share
| between hosts, unlike /etc/ethers.

Hmm. I think it is less desirable to break compatibility with the arp(8) -f
input file, but not tragic if we do so. Still, I'd like to avoid doing so
without a clear need, and I haven't seen one.