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On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> Why. Its bad enough that the networking layer doesnt let you configure out
> stuff like SACK and the big routing hashes. Please don't make it even worse
> for the embedded world. 99.9% of Linux boxes probably have less than 5 routing
> table entries

Ok. Good point.
But remember that parsing /proc for an embedded system is also not the
most healthy thing.

>
> > I could almost, but not quite, justify it right now just because "ip"
> > is becomming standard and needs it.
>
> ip is also not the smallest and simplest of binaries. You can fit an ifconfig
> for ip in about 24K
>

ip is also a replacement of many nettools: ifconfig, route, arp config,
tunneling setup etc. You can also do many funky things with it using
small scripts (ip dup-address detection is documented).
Seems like Alexey already has a wrapper "ifcfg" which is a ifconfig
replacement. It does not format display the same way as ifconfig; however,
that would only be necessary if some app is dependent on ifconfig output.

cheers,
jamal

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