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Re: user/3715: Strange message when deleting an inet6 address



The following reply was made to PR user/3715; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dheeraj S <dheerajs_(_at_)_comcast_(_dot_)_net>
To: gnats_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Cc:  
Subject: Re: user/3715: Strange message when deleting an inet6 address
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 14:07:41 -0500

 On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 07:03:22PM +0000, dheerajs_(_at_)_comcast_(_dot_)_net wrote:
 > >Number:         3715
 > >Category:       user
 > >Synopsis:       When deleting an inet6 address a misleading error message is
 > >Confidential:   yes
 > >Severity:       non-critical
 > >Priority:       low
 > >Responsible:    bugs
 > >State:          open
 > >Quarter:        
 > >Keywords:       
 > >Date-Required:
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   net
 > >Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 15 18:40:01 GMT 2004
 > >Closed-Date:
 > >Last-Modified:
 > >Originator:     Dheeraj Reddy
 > >Release:        3.5
 > >Organization:
 > net
 > >Environment:
 > 	System      : OpenBSD 3.5
 > 	Architecture: OpenBSD.i386
 > 	Machine     : i386
 > >Description:
 > 	
 > Deleting an inet6 address on a interface prints an error message, although the
 > operation succeeds.
 > 
 > # ifconfig rl0                                                                 
 > rl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 >         address: 00:05:5d:43:61:9d
 >         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
 >         status: active
 >         inet 192.168.0.5 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
 >         inet6 fe80::205:5dff:fe43:619d%rl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
 >         inet6 2001:470:1f00:1163:: prefixlen 64 anycast
 >         inet6 2001:470:1f00:1163:0:5:5d43:619d prefixlen 64
 > # ifconfig rl0 inet6 delete 2001:470:1f00:1163:0:5:5d43:619d prefixlen 64
 > ifconfig: SIOCAIFADDR: Address family not supported by protocol family
 > # ifconfig rl0                                                            
 > rl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 >         address: 00:05:5d:43:61:9d
 >         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
 >         status: active
 >         inet 192.168.0.5 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
 >         inet6 fe80::205:5dff:fe43:619d%rl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
 >         inet6 2001:470:1f00:1163:: prefixlen 64 anycast
 > 
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > 	Delete an inet6 address on an interface.
 > >Fix:
 > 	I could not locate the problem (if it is one) but it does not affect
 >         functionality as the address is actually deleted
 > 
 > 
 > >Release-Note:
 > >Audit-Trail:
 > >Unformatted:
 >  reported
 > 
 
 My bad. I read the manpage wrongly but shouldn't it disallow wrong usage 
 instead of printing a message and doing the  'apparently intended' task.
 
 dheeraj