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Re: [bug-inetutils] Restoration of ping.

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Restoration of ping.
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 01:56:59 -0400

   Just tell me why on earth `libicmp/icmp.h' was ever written
   in the form it exists today. It differs from <netinet/ip_icmp.h>
   in more than forty macros alone. Backwards is really the nicest
   thing I can express about that construct. I have just begun
   the process of adapting our source files to fit the official
   header file <netinet/ip_icmp.h>, thus abondoning `libicmp/icmp.h'.

ip_icmp.h isn't a standardised header though.  I'm not sure about
rewriting ping/etc to use this over icmp.h; I also like the
implementation.  It is far cleaner than using ip_icmp.h, and it is a
library that we have control over.

   Let anyone against this speak up now, or for ever rest silent.
   Presently this task is conducted on OpenSolaris and four different
   BSD variants as normative Unices.

The only system that we consider normative is GNU.  :-)

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