Subject: Re: netstat -i in /etc/daily
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/24/2000 16:35:22
>So... What's my netmask? Worse, if this happens with an alias (so you can't
>look at it with ifconfig), I'm not sure there's *any* way to find out without
>writing code. (Well, any reasonable way, anyway.)
for IPv6 we already have -v (avoid truncation, with unaligned columns).
i think it okay to reuse it.
we may be able to expand "Network" column to occupy 18 letters,
instead of 13 letters, to avoid IPv4 address/prefix truncation.
we need to remove some of stat items on the righthand side, to do this.
>So here's what I suggest:
>1) By default, combine network and address. This provides the most useful
>info, as well as shortening the average line length.
>2) For those who are concerned about the binary-impaired being able to
>figure out their network/broadcast address, add another flag (-v?) which
>adds a "Network Base" and "Broadcast Address" field, and gives up any pretense
>of trying to fit everything on one line.
aren't there scripts that relies upon 3rd and 4th column?
(like use of $3 and $4 in awk)