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Re: Time to retire some ancient network pseudo-interfaces?
We could easily retire etherip. It has never been enabled (worse: the
option was not even present and commented out before I added it a few
months ago), the code is shitty, buggy (eg watch the man page) and not
Above all, the EtherIP spec (RFC3378) actually recommends dropping
EtherIP and using L2TP instead. We do have L2TP -- written by the
Japanese guys, so it works, it's MP-safe and everything.
Basically people should use L2TP, and I don't see many reasons for
keeping etherip, especially if it's low quality code. Retiring it would
also prune one "unprotected" entry from the TODO.smpnet list.
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