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Author: Adam Borowski
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] simple-netaid-backend debugged.
On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 07:22:37AM +1100, 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. 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.

Yes, they're not the appropriate words. You'd want "ancient to the point of
near-uselessness" and "about to be removed".

ifconfig had been replaced 20 years ago. For compat reasons, it had been
kept around for way, way longer than it should -- and the time to finally
pull the plug is long overdue.

It can still do some simple tasks, but tools newer than middle stone age can
do everything ifconfig can.

An analogy would be soviet-style AC plug (round, with two pins). They may
work in some basic setups, but otherwise not only fail at important
functionality (grounding in this case) but also interfere with _other_ plugs
having grounding.

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