Re: [2.4 PATCH] bugfix: ARP respond on all devices

From: Lamont Granquist (lamont@scriptkiddie.org)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 23:48:52 EST


On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jul 2003, David S. Miller wrote:
> > This particular case has been discussed to death in the past
> > and I really recommend people read up there before dragging this
> > out further.
>
> It will keep coming back because it's a real problem. I do agree that the
> hidden patch is not the desired way to solve the problem, but until there
> is a reasonable (not requiring a guru or large manual effort) solution
> people will keep bringing it up.

And it severely violates the principle of least surprise. Its unfortunate
that this principle isn't more widely discussed and considered on lkml.
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