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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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