[arch-projects] [netctl] [RFC] Flush the interface configuration in ip_unset instead of bring_interface_down.

Jouke Witteveen j.witteveen at gmail.com
Mon May 13 13:18:21 EDT 2013

On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 09.05.2013 23:29, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>> When switching networks in auto.action, the addresses are not flushed. This
>> is especially problematic with stateless ipv6 autoconfigutation, as invalid
>> IPs may stay around until their (potentially very long) lifetime has expired.
>> bring_interface_down is always called after ip_unset everywhere else, so
>> this change does not affect anything else.
> This may not be a good idea, since it probably flushes the link-local
> address. I must test more.

I think a better way is to delete all static addresses in ip_unset.

- Jouke

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