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Re: /etc/network/interfaces & point-to-point ethernet & broadcast address

On 09-Feb-03, 01:00 (CST), Bernd Eckenfels <lists@lina.inka.de> wrote: 
> Well.. even if I do not like ip, this claim must be corrected. ip has a very
> good docuemntation doc, and is covered in most of the networking howtos.

Then why does 'man ip' produce "This program does not have a useful man
page"? And again, if I'm I *need* the docs for ip, I probably don't have
access to the internet, so all the networking howtos in the world don't
help me.

> Especially in the advanced routing howto.

Yes, of course, as a newbie trying to make my eth0 work, the first thing
I'm going to look at is the "Advanced Routing How-To". Right.

> > I've ranted about this, but I _still_ can't find a man page for ip
> This is most likely easy to solve. I wont do it :)

See, this is the basic problem. The people who promote using 'ip' and
dropping 'ifconfig' don't need the man page, so they don't feel inspired
to write one. But when one says "Hey, if you want newbies to use this,
you need to document it", they point at the advanced routing how-to. :-(

Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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