ESI(8) Maintenance Commands ESI(8)NAMEesi - get or set the end system identifier (ESI)
esi [-f] esi [itf]
DESCRIPTIONesi 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 inter‐
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
OPTIONS-f force overwriting an existing ESI.
-V print version number of esi on standard output and exit.
Werner Almesberger, EPFL ICA <Werner.Almesberger@epfl.ch>
SEE ALSOilmid(8)Linux April 26, 2000 ESI(8)