Re: your mail

Alan Cox (
Fri, 10 May 1996 09:54:29 +0100 (BST)

> right answers to the questions. Also, ifconfig'ing eth0 now adds a
> route entry saying that the machine is not here but somewhere out there
> on the net. If I don't delete that improper route entry, I start getting

Yes. A route is auto added for each device with its netmask. That makes
various bits of BSD code work that assume this way of working. Unlike BSD
you can delete these routes trivially if you want to pull something funny.

> socket distroy delayed messages. As for ifconfig reporting the wrong
> io address, when did this change? Until very recently, it was reporting
> everything correctly.

Its been that way since the first release that did that reporting.