[PATCH 3/7 net-2.6.25] [IPV4]: Prohibit assignment of as interface address.

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at linux-foundation.org
Fri Jan 25 08:34:04 PST 2008

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:51:59 +0300
"Denis V. Lunev" <den at openvz.org> wrote:

> I could hardly imagine why sombady needs to assign as an interface
> address or interface destination address. The kernel will behave in a strage
> way in several places if this is possible, as ifa_local != 0 is considered
> as initialized/non-initialized state of the ifa.
> Signed-off-by: Denis V. Lunev <den at openvz.org>

This is used as a way to bring device up in lots of existing documentation.
So please don't change.

Stephen Hemminger <stephen.hemminger at vyatta.com>

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