[Bug 208173] ifconfig gre0/gif0 tunnel inet6

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Marie Helene Kvello-Aune <marieheleneka at gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Marie Helene Kvello-Aune <marieheleneka at gmail.com> ---
I believe this happens because ifconfig requires the address family (inet,
inet6, link, possibly others) to be the first argument to the program. Not
passing 'inet' works because there's code to make it default to 'inet' for
historical/backwards compatible reasons. Essentially, ifconfig is doing exactly
what the man page says it should be doing here.

I have a fix for this (and other similar bad UX scenarios) on my todo, but it
involves rewriting how ifconfig parse and process arguments. I won't start work
on it until after libification of ifconfig (libifconfig).

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