esi - get or set the end system identifier (ESI)
is used to show or set the end system identifier (ESI, a unique
six-byte number corresponding to the MAC address of LAN technologies like
Ethernet) of an ATM interface. If the interface number itf
interface 0 is used by default. The esi
argument is a string of twelve
Only the ESI stored in the kernel is accessed; esi
does not change the
ESI stored on the NIC. If a non-zero ESI is already set on an interface, the
option has to be used to overwrite it.
Note that ESI changes are not automatically propagated throughout the system,
e.g. to ilmid
should therefore be used early during system
- force overwriting an existing ESI.
- print version number of esi on standard output and
Werner Almesberger, EPFL ICA <Werner.Almesberger@epfl.ch>