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

On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 01:47:00PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> 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.

the ifconfig interface can only support a small subset of the linux
networking functionality and thus the linux networking maintainers did
indeed declare it deprecated.  That does not mean it'll go away but
you're no encouraged to use it either.

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