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Date:	Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:41:11 +1100
From:	Stephen Hemminger <>
To:	Patrick Ruddy <>
CC:	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	David Stapleton <>,
	"Olufemi Komolafe" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Netlink messages for multicast HW addr programming

On Wed, 3 Feb 2016 06:14:41 -0800
Patrick Ruddy <> wrote:

> One more Q on this. I can use IFA_ADDRESS for unicast addresses and
> IFA_MULTICAST for multicast addresses but are these distinctions
> actually required since the multicast nature of an address is clear from
> the address itself - at least it is for ethernet and ifininet?

The flags on L2 addresses should be analagous to what happens with L3 (IP) addresses.

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