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Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: route

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Re: route
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:19:29 -0700

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
>   >   Apart from NetworkManager, here is another user of libnl:
>   >   http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Documentation/iw
>   >
>   > I have never heard of that program, nor is it installed on any of the
>   > machines I use.
>   "I have not heard of X" is not a mark of a sound technical reason.
> When it comes to "is FOO widely used", then yes, that is a technical
> reasoning.  We will not depend on some non-standard library for core
> functionality that is not included atleast by default on most
> GNU/Linux systems.

Network manager is a default install on at least Ubuntu and Fedora.
It is certainly widely used.

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