Author: Ralph Ronnquist Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] simple-netaid-backend debugged.
Alessandro Selli wrote on 8/3/19 8:05 am: > On 07/03/19 at 21:22, Ralph Ronnquist via Dng wrote:
>> Alessandro Selli wrote on 8/3/19 6:49 am:
>>> Next improvement would be using current commands (ip and iw) in place
>>> of the obsolete and deprecated ones, i.e. ifconfig and iwconfig:
>> The terms "obsolete" and "deprecated" are badly chosen, since the
>> programs ifconfig and iwconfig are neither.
> Yes, they are. They are pending removal from several (all?) major
> distributions, some already removed them years ago, and they receive
> little development, mostly just security patches.
ifconfig and iwconfig are useful programs. They work well without
needing constant development; security patches are good.
>> You may well have your
>> reasons to like other programs to achieve the functions offered by
>> ifconfig and iwconfig, but that does not make ifconfig and iwconfig be
>> neither obsolete nor deprecated.
> They are both, and I provided with pointers to explain why they are.
> You are of course free to ignore facts. We do live in a free society.
It is a fact that ifconfig and iwconfig are useful programs. They work
well without needing constant development; security patches are good.
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