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

Hi Noah,

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 04:22:39PM -0400, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> It depends on what you mean by "up to date".  If we're only including
> glibc headers, then we can only use functionality that glibc supports.
> If we bypass glibc and directly use kernel functionality, then we get
> all the latest and greatest kernel networking features.

What functionality for ping do we gain by using the latest and
greatest kernel networking features?  Knowing what we we buy here
might help decide whether we are willing to pay the price of
non-portability for it.

All the best,

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