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SubjectRe: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices
On 2003-08-19T08:34:38,
"David S. Miller" <> 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...

Lars Marowsky-Brée <>

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