Subject: Re: always print IPv4 alias addresses
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
Date: 04/29/2001 16:29:33
| 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)
A long time ago I asked why we have the current behavior.
I was told that some people had hosts with hundreds of alias addresses
(web servers, etc.), and that they desired "ifconfig -a" to produce
reasonably scalable output.
I am really unsure that this change is wise.
It might be important to provide a way to not list aliases.
But maybe not?