Proposed Change - RFC - net-tools to iproute2

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Wed Jun 30 10:43:01 PDT 2004

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 20:21:36 -0700
"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at> wrote:

> James Robertson wrote:
> > I read all the thread - I have a question.  If the `ip` binary can
> > do `netstat` `route` and `ifconfig`, why can't we put instructions
> > in for symbolic links for these to `ip`?  Good educational value
> > IMO.
> It can't do netstat, nor can it do quite everything that ifconfig can 
> do. However, it does all that 95% (or more) of users would need from 
> ifconfig.
> netstat, though, is a big loss.

See the concurrent thread on blfs-dev though.  It's not being lost. 
It's just being migrated, much like some things (/etc/profile, etc.)
have migrated in the opposite direction.



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