From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 03:44:57 -0500
[sigh, I meant to have said that we can support IFF_PROMISC for
SIOCGIFFLAGS -only-, until the end of time. I agree with you that
SIOCSIFFLAGS+IFF_PROMISC clearly is unsupportable.]
Then you will break more than what you claim is broken right now.
At least the current code RESPECTS setting IFF_PROMISC if an app uses
SIOCSIFFLAGS to do it, your version would not.
I think you'll be breaking more apps that way, in fact right off the
bat your version will break all current NMAP binaries out there.
That's just the first thing I checked, there are surely several other
The more and more I look at this situation, the more and more I
respect Alexey's decision to implement things how they are now.
It is the the only reasonable choice, really...