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Re: what to do with iputils (ping, etc)

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

> On Oct 21, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>> Your message would seem less confrontational if you would deign to explain
>> *why* Linux-specific kernel features are important in a ping implementation.

> Because features like ping -M are of invaluable help when investigating
> issues more complex than "is $host alive?", and I do not want to lose
> them in favour of support for they toy Debian port of the day.
> There is nothing wrong with toys, everybody have some, but they are not
> supposed to interfere with important stuff.

How on earth does supporting that feature require incompatibility with
other systems?

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