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

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> 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.

What *single* command in the iproute package can I call to get the same
information as I get from ifconfig -a? Until there is one, I don't see
you can replace it.

>> 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.

Hey! Some of us still don't need all the features of 2.4!

cheers, Rich.

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