Interface friendly names for AF_INET6

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Mar 10 14:03:00 GMT 2016


On Mar 10 12:10, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> I am trying to put a small interface info tool
> to debug some hangs reported on openmpi.
> 
> The aim is to produce something like
> 
> {9F4F7FD2-5E44-4796-ABE0-0785CF76C11E} AF_INET6 (23)
>         flags: up running multicast
>         address: <fe80::9953:b1f5:a643:4497%15>
>         Local Area Connection
> {9F4F7FD2-5E44-4796-ABE0-0785CF76C11E} AF_INET (2)
>         flags: up broadcast running multicast
>         address: <172.21.188.188>
>         Local Area Connection
> 
> I am using getifaddrs to obtain all the AF_INET and AF_INET6
> interface, however I can only obtain the friendly name of the
> AF_INET using
>   ioctl(sock, SIOCGIFFRNDLYNAM
> 
> On my pc I see 20 interface, 10 for each type, however
> only 7 couples shares the same "ifa_name" the others
> 3+3 shows different ones.

Btw., don't use the friendly names to distinguish interfaces.  Only the
real, GUID-like interface name is a valid, unique identifier under
Windows.


Corinna

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