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

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 11:44:45PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> 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.

Ok, thanks for the clarification.  I'm sure many here had no idea what
features/options in the current ping are dependent on Linux kernel headers.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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