[Bug 233554] ifconfig - Add feature to list interfaces summary.

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Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2023 12:54:35 UTC

Alexander V. Chernikov <melifaro@FreeBSD.org> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Alexander V. Chernikov <melifaro@FreeBSD.org> ---
I'd say that ability to provide the "concise" view of the large number of
interfaces is a desired thing.
However, there are many different variations of how this "concise" view should
look like and what should it contain. Even across the vendors (Cisco vs
Juniper, for example), the outputs varies.
I'd rather invest in the solution that allows to construct these views easily.
For example, enhancing ifconfig(8) with libxo may provide easily-parsable json
output that can be used to construct the view shown above. To my knowledge, we
don't have it funded, so I'm not sure if it can happen anytime soon.

If you have a different approach in mind, or have some patches, or are
considering to support of the feature development, please feel free to discuss.

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