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Re: ifconfig v2

Mouse <mouse%Rodents-Montreal.ORG@localhost> wrote on Wed, 12 Jun 2013
at 09:07:43 -0400 in 

> Why?  What harm are they doing that outweighs (to you) breaking an
> occasionally useful (if little-used) facility that's been there pretty
> much since day one?

No one can agree what they are supposed to mean.
No one knows how to use them.
They are undocumented.
They complicate things like the present case: showing a prefix length
instead of a netmask.
  John Hawkinson

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