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    SubjectRe: using ioctl to change the interface's IP
    On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 13:39:21 -0300
    Rafael Almeida <> wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I was studying ioctl recently and I found out that, in order to change
    > the IP of a certain interface, you have to create a dummy socket with
    > socket(2) and use the returned file descriptor in the ioctl call. That
    > seems strange to me because the IP is not changed only for that
    > particular descriptor, but globally. Why wasn't a new system call
    > created for handling situations such as that?

    You would have to ask the people who invented the Unix interface in
    question about thirty years ago

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