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Re: IFF_PROMISC bug?

To: jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: IFF_PROMISC bug?
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 22:39:29 -0800 (PST)
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   From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
   Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 01:30:47 -0500
   
   Please help me understand the compatibility issues that prevent this,
   given what I've just described...

What if you have a "promisc" count of 4, and SIOCSIFFLAGS asks to turn
IFF_PROMISC off?  There is no logical way to perform such an
operation.

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