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Re: Override changes standard -> optional

On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 01:02:55PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > ethtool doesn't seem particularly related to tcpdump?
> Oh, sorry, I confused it with a different program.  Hm, ethtool I'd put
> into the borderline category -- one argument in its favor is that you may
> need it in order to fix your networking so that you can get somewhere to
> install more packages.

Actually, having installed my share of network systems (both hosts and
switches) I've found that most issues are related to ethernet
misconfiguration (forced configuration in switch, auto in network card or
viceversa) and 'ethtool' would be really useful to debug these issues.



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