Re: Bug#312669: /sbin/ifconfig: Add ifconfig to user path
Hasso Tepper <email@example.com> writes:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> 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.
> Although I agree at least with a), ifconfig is just unmaintained and broken
> in many ways. You haven't be able to get even accurate info about interfaces
> with netkit ifconfig (like several ip addresses on interface etc.). I call
> this situation dangerous.
On the other hand ip is so badly (non)documented that is is unusable
to the novice.
Ifconfig is the simple tool, ip the power tool. Everyone prefers
> Hasso Tepper