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Re: [bug-inetutils] gnu ifconfig

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] gnu ifconfig
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 15:32:32 +0200
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On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 02:29:53PM +0000, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 09:29:34PM +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> > Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > > Jeff told me ifconfig is in GNU inetutils, but I couldn't find it in the
> > > sources. Could someone clarify that?
> > 
> > Yes, it is there, but it haven't been enabled yet. If you wish to try
> > it, get the sources from CVS and enable it manually in root Makefile.am
> Cool. Will bring it into Debian ASAP.

Note that it is not a drop in replacement (yet).  It should only be included
in the Hurd version of the package.
> I need it to be compatible with netkit's ifconfig semantics, patches for that
> welcome if something fails?

There is a lot missing.  The output is customizable, and the defaults are ok
on GNU/Linux and BSD.  There are two types of command line interfaces: A
GNUish one, with long options, etc, and a system-specific legacy interface
that is supposed to be compatible with netkit on systems where netkit is
used.  But many features are missing.  The most important one is flag
support ("up", "down", etc).

One of these days, I will get back to it, but I said that before.


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