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Re: [opensuse-factory] RFC: move ifconfig and friends out of default installation
  • From: Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:19:20 +0100
  • Message-id: <1414573.hzCd2prNd5@alaris>
On Wednesday 29 of January 2014 08:37:47 Ludwig Nussel wrote:

Note that meanwhile it looks like there is development on net-tools
again. There is even a git repo:

Did anyone check whether they already fixed some of the concerns or
plan to?

It would be definitely possible to address some of them but some are
intrinsic and cannot be fixed without breaking backward compatibility
which would be IMHO even worse than throwing out the utilities.

It can be seen e.g. in how ifconfig is handling the network layer
addresses: while IPv4 addresses are still _set_ for an interface and
ifconfig (or rather the ioctl interface it is using) pretends the IP
aliasing from 2.0 kernel is still there, IPv6 addresses are added and
removed (which is how it actually works for both IPv4 and IPv6).

Michal Kubeček

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