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Re: Can we kill net-tools, please?


I'm confused...

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 09:01:51PM +0500, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:30:26AM -0500, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> >    Ifconfig has been deprecated; you should probably use "ip a show
> >    dev lo" instad of the shorter and more convenient "ifconfig lo"
> ... and often wrong

The BSD ifconfig can do this with ease, and since ages, too. Why is
the Linux ifconfig _so_ different? Forking for the sake of it?

Eg adding an IPv6 address:
# ifconfig em0 inet6 address  alias

and removing it:
# ifconfig em0 inet6 address -alias

Just asking.


PS: http://man.openbsd.org/OpenBSD-current/man8/ifconfig.8

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