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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
David Weinehall:
> Are you saying that Linux should implement compability with _new_
> features in FreeBSD 4.x, while at the same time frowning at the fact
> that Linux introduces a new API?! The mind boggles at the thought.

SIOCGIFNETMASK is not "new". It exists in systems as ancient as
SunOS 4.x, which pre dates FreeBSD 4.x by about 10 years.

Evidence: RTFM the Postfix source code :-)

In other words, SIOCGIFNETMASK existed long before Linux could plug
into a network.

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