Interface removal

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue May 29 20:39:11 UTC 2018

Yo Eric!

On Tue, 29 May 2018 16:06:56 -0400
"Eric S. Raymond via devel" <devel at> wrote:

> Hal Murray via devel <devel at>:
> > 
> > There are command line options as well as ntp.conf:
> >    -I Str interface      Listen on an interface name or address
> >                                 - may appear multiple times
> >    -L no  novirtualips   Do not listen to virtual interfaces  
> -I would definitely dropped. I don't comprehend "virtual interfaces".
> so I don't know if that should survive.

vlans are virtual interfaces.  Also openvpn tunnels, etc.

Best to just think of them like any other interface.

> I'm taking your remarks as endorsing dropping the whole interface
> feature.

+1, but only after a year of deprecation.

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