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Re: Bug#312669: /sbin/ifconfig: Add ifconfig to user path

On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 01:24:43PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> And anyway ifconfig is deprecated, 

While I don't have a very strong opinion on this matter either way, I
feel I should point out that
a) ifconfig is an application that exists not only on Linux, but on many
   other (free or non-free) unices as well; it would be fair to say
   that it's a good thing to keep it so that people with past
   experiences on these operating systems will have a more easy time
   getting to know the system.
b) The mere fact that there is something newer which performs the same
   function does in no way imply that the older implementation is
   "deprecated". This is true for many things -- kernels, network
   configuration software, /dev implementations.

Just my ¢0.02

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