DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-08
vke & link level addressing
Looking at implementing this so my vkernels can be configured
via dhcp without trusting the vkernel's dhcp client
to give the correct hostname option..
Should be pretty straightforward, but 2 questions (at least) come to mind:
1) What should the syntax be?
Thinking just allowing an ethernet address in place of the IP
address, e.g. auto:bridge0:001122334455 or perhaps
auto:bridge0:0x001122334455 .. Existing use of ':' prevents
'standard' ':' notation ..
This also prevents assigning an ethernet address and a IP address
at the same time.
unless something like:
auto:bridge0:10.10.10.1.001122334455 is permitted, and the parsing
counts the dots between the ':' characters before passing along
2) The `link_addr` manual page notes that this function has been
depreciated in favor of addr2ascii, yet ifconfig itself uses
link_addr instead of addr2ascii. Which form is 'correct' and should