[lfs-dev] inetutils

Christoph Vigano mail at cvigano.de
Tue Jan 14 13:55:25 PST 2014

On 01/14/2014 10:53 PM, Armin K. wrote:
> On 14.1.2014 22:28, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>> Em 14-01-2014 18:14, Armin K. escreveu:
>>> On 14.1.2014 22:01, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>>> We removed inetutils from BLFS some time ago.  I have been looking at
>>>> the new inetutils for LFS and note that it installs ifconfig if not
>>>> disabled (we do disable it).  The other place for ifconfig is net-tools
>>>> and that package seems to be unmaintained (We install CVS_20101030 in BLFS).
>>>> We can install ifconfig in LFS in inetutils by adding one line:
>>>> #define PATH_PROCNET_DEV "/proc/net/dev" to ifconfig/system/linux.c.
>>>> I'm inclined to do this because the output format of ifconfig is useful
>>>> and it makes the version of ifconfig the maintained instance.
>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>      -- Bruce
>>> ifconfig is deprecated anyways. I doubt it can be said that it is
>>> maintained just because new versions of inetutils are released often
>>> than net-tools, especially since inetutils contains more than just ifconfig.
>>> net-utils are required for virtuoso in BLFS, but other than that, I see
>>> no use for it. ip can already do everything ifconfig does and more.
>> I like to use ifconfig. Have to run a manpage to get about the same with
>> ip, have done in some situations. Please, do not ask which info, I
>> cannot remember, now. Only remember that when I need some specific info
>> when installing new systems, I really use it, and am very busy in the
>> install to try avoiding using any manpages, particularly the one for ip.
>> I guess this is one of the places in my memory where I am irreparably
>> deprecated myself. :-)
> I didn't ask about removing it. net-tools version still works for you, 
> right? netstat is other of the utils from net-tools I find handy and 
> can't find a replacement for. If anyone else knows of a tool that works 
> similar, please speak!

I think ss is the program you are looking for. Takes little time to get
used to it. I can't find the site right now where each tool in inetutils
had some equivalent named from the iproute2 package.


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