Subject: Re: bin/2670: Can't get aliasese out of ifconfig?
To: None <>
From: Neil J. McRae <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/1996 10:50:19
On Thu, 1 Aug 1996 16:56:53 -0700 (PDT) 
 Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:

The 4.4Lite2 version of netstat does something like that you want, I've almost
finished merging this, I'll look at the lite2 ifconfig code and see
whats required to merge that and add listing of aliases.

> >Number:         2670
> >Category:       bin
> >Synopsis:       Can't get aliasese out of ifconfig?
> >Confidential:   no
> >Severity:       non-critical
> >Priority:       medium
> >Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
> >State:          open
> >Class:          change-request
> >Submitter-Id:   net
> >Arrival-Date:   Thu Aug  1 20:05:03 1996
> >Last-Modified:
> >Originator:     Jonathan Stone
> >Organization:
> 	netbsd
> >Release:        1.2_BETA
> >Environment:
> System: NetBSD Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU 1.2_BETA NetBSD 1.2_BETA (DSG) #47: Mon J
ul 29 12:05:57 PDT 1996 jonathan@Cup.DSG.Stanford.EDU:/aga/n1/src/NetBSD/IP-PLU
S/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/DSG i386
> >Description:
> ifconfig supports adding aliases (multiple addresses within a single
> protocol family) to interfaces. However, it has no way to show such
> aliases. One can find aliases by using netstat -r and looking for
> non-host routes out the interface in question.
> However, that's not an exact way to find aliases. I don't see how
> to distinguish routes caused by aliases from routes added qua routes.
> There's also a philosophical issue. I think the tool used to add an
> alias to an interface should also be capable of displaying the
> aliases.  ifconfig has historically been both the tool to change
> interfaces and to show interface state (unlike, say, netstat -r and route.)
> Interface aliases seem to break that model; I'd like to see that fixed.
> >How-To-Repeat:
> Confiugre an alias, or several aliases, by hand (rather than in a script.)
> Forget which addresses were aliases.
> >Fix:
> Patch ifconfig to find all addresses in an interface and report
> them, rather than just the primary one.
> >Audit-Trail:
> >Unformatted:

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