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ESI(8)			     Maintenance Commands			ESI(8)

       esi - get or set the end system identifier (ESI)

       esi [itf]
       esi [-f] esi [itf]
       esi -V

       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 is
       omitted, interface 0 is used by default. The esi argument is  a	string
       of twelve hex digits.

       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	interÔÇÉ
       face, the -f option has to be used to overwrite it.

       Note  that  ESI changes are not automatically propagated throughout the
       system, e.g. to ilmid. esi should therefore be used early during system

       -f     force overwriting an existing ESI.

       -V     print version number of esi on standard output and exit.

       Werner Almesberger, EPFL ICA <>


Linux				April 26, 2000				ESI(8)

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