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SubjectRe: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
On Tue, 19 Aug 2003 19:39:20 +0200
Lars Marowsky-Bree <lmb@suse.de> wrote:

> On 2003-08-19T08:34:38,
> "David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com> said:
>
> > There are two valid ways the RFCs allow systems to handle
> > IP addresses.
> >
> > 1) IP addresses are owned by "the host"
> > 2) IP addresses are owned by "the interface"
> >
> > Linux does #1, many systems do #2, both are correct.
>
> Yes, both are "correct" in the sense that the RFC allows this
> interpretation. The _sensible_ interpretation for practical networking
> however is #2, and the only persons who seem to believe differently are
> those in charge of the Linux network code...

And, as Alan said, we provide a way for one to obtain your networking
religion of week.

Changing the default is not an option, that would undoubtedly
break things.
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