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RE: ifconfig vs. ip

I recall reading something about ifconfig's aliasing method 'eth0:X' going
away with v2.4 .. can anyone verify?

> On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 02:59:08PM +0000, 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?
> As the upstream net.tools co maintainer:
> IP offers a few features in advantage to ifconfig or route like unnamed
> interface aliases, advanced routing options (classes) and a clean (because
> of less backward compatible) syntax.
> I think a few features will be included in ifconfig and some of the ugy
> backward compatible stuff will be removed from ifconfig.
> The clean adv antage of ifconfig compared to ip is, that some
> non-linux user
> may be familiar with it, too.

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