Subject: Re: netstat -i in /etc/daily
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: Alexis Rosen <email@example.com>
Date: 01/18/2000 05:44:57
On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 10:56:35AM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis said:
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2000 at 02:03:27AM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > That aside, why repeat this info at all?
> > Is there ever any case where the address will not be part of the network (at
> > least in IPv? Why not just this:
> > Name Mtu Network &&/|| Address Ipkts Ierrs Opkts Oerrs Colls
> > sm1 1500 <Link> 00:00:86:05:80:fa 2358 0 2581 0 38
> > sm1 1500 fe80:1::200:86ff:fe05:80fa/64 2358 0 2581 0 38
> For IPv6, this sounds ok.
> For IPv4, there are some people out there who use (or at least used)
> non-contiguous netmasks.
> But then, the old nestat also didn't provide this information, so it
> doesn't really matter.
Easy enough... For those rare cases, if you even want to bother, just
write it like "192.168.1.1/0xffffffe4" or whatever, and just let the line
run out. People using noncontiguous netmasks are going to be used to a lot
worse than just long-line output. :-)
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