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    SubjectRe: Probable bug in handling disabled network interfaces (2.2.12)

    Hello Alexey,

    On Sat, 18 Sep 1999 kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru wrote:
    > Hello!
    > > (disabled) cipcb0's address.
    > "ifconfig xxx down" does _not_ disable the interface, it shutdowns
    > driver. If "ifconfig xxx" shows something, the interface is present,
    > all the addresses configured on it are "deprecated", but they are still
    > valid addresses of this host.

    > To disable interface completely you have to remove its addresses.
    Then How ? , I can't use 0.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.255 or "" .

    > > "rmmod cipcb", so that cipcb0 truly disappears, makes the system stop
    > > responding to the downed interface's address.
    > Exactly.

    Anmd I just dont/wont use modules . Tia, JimL
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