what is the story on if_index allocation ?
Bruce M Simpson
bms at spc.org
Tue Apr 20 07:10:19 PDT 2004
On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 03:43:30PM -0700, Bill Fumerola wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 12:28:23PM -0700, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > It's completely un-needed except that some standards want to access
> > interfaces by index for statitics purposes.
> they're "un-needed" in much the same way that statically assigning disk
> numbers is "un-needed". sure, the disks don't light on fire without it,
> but some consistancy and persistance does make things nice.
My very own AODV routing daemon uses the if_index to track interfaces going
away and coming back...
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