Proposed Change - RFC - net-tools to iproute2
lfs at jg555.com
Sat Jun 26 21:32:36 PDT 2004
Thank Bryan for pointing out my typo, I will correctly state my point.
It does not affect system performance.
As for as hostname, the hostname from coreutils doesn't support -f. There is
a big archive list on this particular topic.
Here is the start of the thread
nstat - is nothing like netstat, it reads the snmp information from the
As far as bugs in net-tools, there are a lot of them. Some know and some
Patches seen at mandrake, debian, and gentoo for
gcc-3.x patches of course are one bug
nameif has a problem mapping correct names
ipx protocol bugs with in netstat
ipv6 lookup issues
virtualname(don't really understand this one myself)
token ring issues on sparc
net-tools: appletalk changes in /proc from 2.4 to 2.6 cause ddp failures
in ifconfig and netstat.
ifconfig doesn't report PROMISC status of network interface
ifconfig when used to down an alias will down the main interface too.
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