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Re: Bug#431066: install network/ip-up.d script to check for IP duplicates

On Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 08:03:13PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Jun 29, Robert Millan <robert.millan@ackstorm.es> wrote:
> > Note that duplicate IPs can be very harmful and even cause loss of data.  For
> Come on, how often this happens? And it's disabled by default anyway.
> The major effect of this patch is to waste time on almost every system
> every time *any* interface is raised.

And DHCP clients should double-check their assigned address with ARP
anyway, so it's duplicating this check on most systems.

> It's concerning that more and more packages are adding useless scripts
> to the if-*.d directories, apparently without thinking about the
> consequences for firewalls with a large number of interfaces.

Seems like this script really belongs in the examples directory.


Ben Hutchings
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