Subject: Re: Updating arp(8) to use getifaddrs (cf. bin/8566)
To: Rafal Boni <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2002 00:18:14
> Many moons ago, when I added the ability for arp(8) to print the
> names of the interfaces particular addresses were associated with,
> I did it the hard way (but probably the only way that would have
> worked accross the NetBSD versions I was then interested in) by
> using the SIOCGIFCONF and walking the twisty maze of packed data
> returned by it.
> When I made the changes, I promised to update them to use the
> getifaddrs() interface; I finally got around to doing that just
> now in a fit of insomnia.
> The change is appended (as expected, it's mostly code removal),
> but I have a portability question -- is conversion this going
> to be more of a portability issue due to the non-standardized
> nature of getifaddrs(3), or should I "Just Do it" (yes to both
> is acceptable as well 8-).
thank you for doing this!