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Re: ifconfig vs. ip

On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 11:04:12AM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> 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.

i agree with Jason here, it makes more sense making a system that anybody can
use, as ifconfig and route are simple they are easier for beginners to learn
and understand.

we don't want to make Debian harder for users to use. most of normal users will use ifconfig/route, and when they need to make some small change, they can understand the purpose of the change, what they did, and WHY! thus, making TCP/IP a bit easier for beginners.
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