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Re: ifconfig v2

In article <>,
Matt Thomas  <> wrote:
>On Jun 11, 2013, at 8:52 PM, Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost> 
>>>>        inet prefixlen 16
>>>>        inet6 fe80::226:2dff:fef3:c8c7%wm0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
>>> If you want to do that, please use
>>>   inet
>>> which is more standard notation (so-called "CIDR" notation) for IPv4.
>> Indeed, some programs accept it for v6 as well.  But - unless you also
>> propose to break noncontiguous netmasks completely - you have to be
>> prepared to report the mask as other than a width if it's
>> noncontiguous.
>Breaking noncontiguous netmasks sounds like a good idea to me.

+1 It is the @##%@@!@#~! non-contiguous masks that caused a lot of unneeded
complexity in the networking code; code that was actually never used in real


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