ifconfig output: ipv4 netmask format
ml at my.gd
Fri Apr 8 15:52:16 UTC 2011
On 4/8/11 5:40 PM, Sergey Vinogradov wrote:
> On 08.04.2011 19:23, Warner Losh wrote:
>> On Apr 8, 2011, at 6:08 AM, Sergey Vinogradov wrote:
>>> Hi, hackers.
>>> I have a question: why ipv4 netmask is displayed by ifconfig in hex
>>> format? Isn't dot-decimal notation more human-readable? Will the
>>> attached patch break something in the very bad way?
>> This is a gratuitous change that would break scripts. Hex has been
>> used for a very long time, and most people know how to cope.
>> If we really wanted to make it human readable, we'd output 10.2.3.4/24
> So, maybe, while following the POLA, we should add an option, as Daniel
> mentioned above? To output the CIDR?
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