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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:58:43 +0200
From: Natanael Copa <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Re: if_nameindex, etc. [Re: Progress towards 1.1.4]

On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:13:42 -0400
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 07:09:56PM +0300, Timo Teras wrote:
> > So +300 bytes in text, but in return there is added functionality such
> > as returning the link-level info in PF_PACKET dump (including
> > statistics). I also expect the code to be a lot faster:
> One thing I forgot to ask: is there any regression in returning
> old-style interface "alias" names, i.e. do things like "eth0:1" still
> appear in the output of if_nameindex?

Maybe this is an opportunity to get rid of the interface "alias"? it
was a hack to make it possible to assign multiple addresses on a single

Do we need support that kind of legacy?


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