Subject: Re: always print IPv4 alias addresses
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/27/2001 16:42:44
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 08:03:21AM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:

 > 	currently, IPv4 alias is not printed on the following comand invocation,
 > 	# ifconfig foo
 > 	# ifconfig -a foo
 > 	however, the aliases are there, and will be printed with the following:
 > 	# ifconfig -A foo
 > 	# ifconfig -a -A foo
 > 	it is, IMHO, confusing (and i got comments from others, including
 > 	jinmei - cc'ed).  is it okay to always print aliases, and say
 > 	good bye to -A? (i.e. -A is the default behavior)

Sounds good to me.  The whole notion of "aliases" seems silly to me,
really... they're just addresses on an interface.  I think the only
reason we have "alias" is because ifconfig and its ioctls were poorly
designed in the first place :-)

(Should have always been "add-address"/"delete-address".)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>