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

On Jun 10, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:

> 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
And indeed this is the only reason to keep it around.

> b) The mere fact that there is something newer which performs the same
>    function does in no way imply that the older implementation is
Wrong. iproute does much more than route/ifconfig, which cannot support
all the features of >= 2.4 networking stacks.


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