Re: of ethernet names (was [PATCH] Futex Asynchronous

From: David Ford (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 18:46:23 EST

ifconfig is "so yesterday" as it is, ip is incredibly more capable. I
would gently push ifconfig into the dungeons of time.


Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Actually, networking is moving in the direction described --
> yes, as Linus points out, we will need the magic ioctl stuff for back
> compat.
> But the main way to communicate with a net device is netlink, already
> a chardev. ifconfig actually should be updated to use netlink.

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