net-tools

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 29 11:24:14 PDT 2004


On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:31:34 -0700
"Jim Gifford" <lfs at jg555.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bruce Dubbs" <bdubbs at swbell.net>
> To: "BLFS Development List" <blfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:32 AM
> Subject: Re: net-tools
> 
> 
> > Matthew Burgess wrote:
> > > Bruce et al,
> > >
> > > Do you mind if you take net-tools off of LFS' hands?  There's been
> > > a discussion at
> > > http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2004-June/046960.html
> > > to move LFS over to iproute2.  However net-tools offer
> > > some...err...tools... that are useful and complement iproute2's
> > > offerings.  Would BLFS have a problem in nicking net-tools off us,
> > > as we obviously don't want it to end up in the equivalent of
> > > /dev/null.
> >
> > We need to take a look at what net-tools offers beyond iproute2. 
> > One thing to consider is whether or not iproute2 offers ifconfig and
> > netstat.  I believe these programs are required for either LSB or
> > POSIX compliance (or both).  You may want to check this out and use
> > it as a factor in deciding about replacing net-tools.
> >
> >     -- Bruce
> > -- 
> Bruce,
>     iproute2 offers a simliar interface for ifconfig, but nothing to
>     replace
> netstat, that
> is the reason we are asking for it to go into BLFS.
> 

Additionally, I couldn't find any mention of either 'ifconfig' or
'netstat' in
http://www.linuxbase.org/spec/booksets/LSB-Core/LSB-Core.txt.

Cheers,

Matt.



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