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

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 04:41:48PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> It seems like the 'sensible' thing to do might be to provide both.
> Typically I would think the standard 'ping' would be, well, pretty
> standard, and would work across multiple kernels/OSes/etc.  We could
> also have an 'lping' or some such which supported all the
> latest-greatest linux-based stuff.

How about naming the packages netkit-ping and iputils-ping,
respectively? Oh, wait, we have that already...

iputils-arping also has a more portable, alternative implementation
(cf. package arping). That leaves us with tracepath that indeed appears
to be Linux-only at the moment. But then we have a couple of traceroute
packages that offer roughly similar functionality.

So what's all the fuzz about?


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