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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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