Re: ifconfig vs. ip
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > For the network setup stuff in Debian (/etc/init.d/network), will the
> >ifconfig/route commands be replaced with 'ip' commands?
> What advantage would this give?
'ip' can do many odd an esoteric things that are difficult (impossible?)
to do with ifconfig/route.
Personally given how relatively standard route and ifconfig are and that
they cover the majority of cases it doesn't make sense to change away from
them. This is particularly important given how cryptic (brief) ip is :>
People who need the functions ip can do can use it in conjunction or in
place of the standard mechanisms.