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SubjectRe: ioctl SIOCGIFNETMASK: ip alias bug 2.4.9 and 2.2.19
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wietse@porcupine.org (Wietse Venema) writes:

>It's not portable as you may believe.

> [root@redhat52 /root]# man rtnetlink
> No manual entry for rtnetlink

% cd /home/distribution/RedHat-5.2/i386/
% ls -la kernel*
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 2216232 Oct 14 1998 kernel-2.0.36-0.7.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 536848 Oct 14 1998 kernel-headers-2.0.36-0.7.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 94694 Oct 14 1998 kernel-ibcs-2.0.36-0.7.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 320370 Oct 14 1998 kernel-pcmcia-cs-2.0.36-0.7.i386.rpm
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 9625252 Oct 14 1998 kernel-source-2.0.36-0.7.i386.rpm

You don't _WANT_ to listen, do you? Andi told you many times, that
this is an Linux 2.1+ API. RH 5.2 is a 2.0 distribution. Of course,
there is no man page in it for this. It's almost three years
old. There are from this particular vendor, _FIVE_ newer distributions.
What do you want to tell us? That you're living in the past?

Please stop constructing cases. Linux did move on slightly in the last
three years. Maybe some other OSes didn't.

Regards
Henning
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