Subject: Re: Updating arp(8) to use getifaddrs (cf. bin/8566)
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/07/2002 23:30:53
>	SIOCGIFCONF is way too hard to get right, that's the very reason why
>	we now have getifaddrs(3).  i'm all for the change.

i beg to differ.  i did "it", without knowing it was supposed to be
difficult, i have no doubt that you could "it", others have done "it"
in the past, and i'm sure others will do "it" in the future.

certainly, using getifaddrs(3) is "easier", but SIOCGIFCONF *not*

that said, i'm not at all opposed to the change, but what i am opposed
to is the FUD about SIOCGIFCONF.

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