On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Malita, Florin wrote:
[root@scox root]# ifconfig eth0:1 192.168.120.12 netmask
succeeds the first time since the actions are executed in the right
order: SIOCSIFADDR _then_ SIOCSIFNETMASK.
This patch against net-tools-1.60 defers the netmask ioctl when using
implicit/CIDR notation till after the address has been assigned. IOW, it
makes the 2 commands equivalent (as some of us might expect ;).
Shouldn't we rather be removing ifconfig or making it ready-only
instead, as /sbin/ip seems to be vastly superior ?
Pekka Savola "You each name yourselves king, yet the
Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
Systems. Networks. Security. -- George R.R. Martin: A Clash of Kings