Subject: Re: ifconfig -h patch
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Rui Paulo <rpaulo@NetBSD.org>
Date: 08/10/2005 15:37:57
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On 2005.08.10 16:21:24 +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
| On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:00:03PM +0100, Rui Paulo wrote:
| > On 2005.08.10 15:21:31 +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
| > | On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 11:38:54AM +0100, Rui Paulo wrote:
| > | > On 2005.08.10 04:49:48 +0000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
| > | > | On Tue, 9 Aug 2005, Rui Paulo wrote:
| > | > | >Christos said it looked good too.
| > | > |=20
| > | > | IC... btw, how do other unices handle the situation? do they prin=
| > | > | values by default, per option not at all, ...?
| > | >=20
| > | > The other BSDs don't have this kind of functionality; Linux prints =
| > | > values in human form by default; I dunno about Solaris, AIX, IRIX, =
| > |=20
| > | On DragonFly and I guess FreeBSD too, you normally get this informati=
| > | via netstat -I $nic -b.
| > I think you are missing the point.
| My point is simply that the information is already available, that's why
| it is not necessarily a good idea to duplicate it in ifconfig. -v is
| NetBSD specific too, so it might not matter.
| IMO this doesn't belong into ifconfig, because it is not relevant for
| the configuration of an interface and even more importantly, because it
| can't be modified. That's what contrasts it from most other information
| ifconfig prints.
Maybe, but this is not the only thing that can't be changed with ifconfig.
-- Rui Paulo
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