docs/66541: [patch] sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8 wordsmithing

Michel Lavondès fox at
Tue May 11 17:50:19 UTC 2004

>Number:         66541
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       [patch] sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8 wordsmithing
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue May 11 10:50:18 PDT 2004
>Originator:     Michel Lavondès
>Release:        FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE-p13
Ecdysiasts United For Overdressing
Patch says it all, really.
man 8 ifconfig
--- sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8.orig	Fri May  7 14:26:53 2004
+++ sbin/ifconfig/ifconfig.8	Fri May  7 14:33:35 2004
@@ -819,12 +819,10 @@
 requested address is unknown, or the user is not privileged and
 tried to alter an interface's configuration.
-IPv6 link-local addresses are required for several basic communication
-between IPv6 node.
-If they are deleted by
-manually, the kernel might show very strange behavior.
-So, such manual deletions are strongly discouraged.
+Basic IPv6 node operation requires a link-local address on each
+interface configured for IPv6.
+If you remove one by hand, the kernel may act very oddly.
+Use at your own risk.
 .Xr netstat 1 ,
 .Xr netintro 4 ,

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