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SubjectRe: [RFC] ip / ifconfig redesign
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Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> Al Boldi wrote:
> > The current ip / ifconfig configuration is arcane and inflexible. The
> > reason being, that they are based on design principles inherited from
> > the last century.
>
> Yes I agree, however note that some of the asumptions are backed up and
> required by RFCs. For example the binding of addresses to interfaces. This
> is especially strongly required in the IPV6 world with all the scoping and
> renumbering RFCs.

Can you point me to those RFCs? Thanks!

> The things you want to change need to be changed in kernel space, btw.

True.

I mentioned ip / ifconfig not to imply that they are the culprit, but instead
to expose the underlying kernel implementation.

This does not mean though, that ip / ifconfig cannot offer an emulated OSI
compliant mode, which would be an impetus to change the underlying
implementation.

Thanks!

--
Al

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