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SubjectRe: [PATCH][ATM] use rtnl_{lock,unlock} during device operations (take 2)
	Hello James ,

On Sat, 7 Jun 2003, James Stevenson wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, chas williams wrote:
> > In message <20030606210620.G3232@almesberger.net>,Werner Almesberger writes:
> > >TCP connections will survive route changes, interface
> > >removals, etc.
> > really? if i remove my ethernet interface i expect all the
> > connections to die.

> Think of a latop with a normall ethernet card in it.
> When you unplug the cable it wont disconnect all the tcp
> connection on the interface so that you could re route everything though
> a wireless card.
This anology is incorrect or at least can be circumvented .
Ie: All physical interfaces could be unnumbered & th eloopback be
the only interface with THE ip . Then all routes lead to Rome as
it were .
Btw , This can & does work . Hth , JimL
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