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SubjectRe: notion of a local address [was: Re: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias
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Alan Cox:
> Strict RFC compliance isn't a real world goal. I doubt any mailer implements
> SEND, SOML or SAML for example. I definitely agree that the #Number and
> [a.b.c.d] forms are important though, and that you need to be able to
> answer the question. However you need to answer it "is this my address
> from the viewpoint of the peer on this connection". I don't see why
> user configured data isnt a solution. For the 99.9% of normal cases
> SIOCGIFCONF is going to give the right data. People doing clever things
> will have to set up config files. simple easy - hard possible.

Cool. I will not waste further time on this until someone takes
SIOCGIFCONF away.

Wietse
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