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Re: about ifconfig

From: Marco d'Itri
Subject: Re: about ifconfig
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 12:03:30 +0100
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On Feb 23, Marcus Brinkmann <address@hidden> wrote:

 >How is IPv6 handled on other systems?
At least solaris has proprietary extensions to ifconfig, just like linux.

 >Do they have iproute as well?
No, it's strictly linux specific because it use the netlink(7) kernel API.

The problem with ifconfig and route is that they don't represent well
anymore the inner workings of the linux network stack, and you have to
jump hoops to map them on the ifconfig syntax.
Linux networking gurus stated many times that ifconfig and route
nowadays are supported only for backward compatibility, most advanced
features can be controlled only with netlink.


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