Subject: Re: bin/13641: ifconfig ... alias ... delete should warn/error
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/2001 12:48:38
[ On Monday, August 6, 2001 at 13:56:37 (+0100), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
> Subject: bin/13641: ifconfig ... alias ... delete should warn/error
> Add ip address and alias. Try to delete alias with command of form
> ifconfig ... alias ... delete
> watch it delete your real ip address.
been there, done that, REALLY did not like it!
I think ifconfig(8) is getting far too complex -- it should be broken
appart into a well designed and well co-ordinated group of proper tools
using a much more traditional unix-like command-line syntax. Either
that or it should be turned into a little programming language.... :-)
It could probably be left unsaid, but such a change would be hard to
push through even if everyone liked the design and someone did all the
work to create a solid implementation.
Greg A. Woods
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