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ecki Remove garbage ipv6 scopes in netstat output (Debian Bug #508110)
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RPM Fix IPv6 compilation problems. Jan 10, 1999
include fixed signedness compiler warning Oct 11, 2006
lib Remove garbage ipv6 scopes in netstat output (Debian Bug #508110) Jul 5, 2010
man po/man: if LINGUAS is set, only install translations for those langs Jan 1, 2010
po po/man: if LINGUAS is set, only install translations for those langs Jan 1, 2010
.cvsignore ignore local .git dir Sep 6, 2009
.gitignore ignore generated gettext files Dec 31, 2009
ABOUT-NLS Replace outdated NLS support with GNU gettext (patch from Aug 10, 1998
COPYING Initial revision Jan 8, 1998
INSTALLING ready for net-tools 1.54... Nov 20, 1999
Makefile improve dist target: include compiled gettext files, exclude scm file… Dec 31, 2009
README added link to berliOS Aug 26, 2005
README.ipv6 Update Apr 18, 1999
arp.c arp: document the existing -e/-t options Sep 6, 2009 moved H suport for Infiniband to the right section Oct 3, 2008 Portability/cross-compile fixes from Chris G. Demetriou Aug 26, 1999
hostname.c Maik Broemme contributed gcc warning fixes (break after default: label) Oct 11, 2003
ifconfig.c Avoid segfault of ifconfig(8) on missing /proc/net/dev Oct 2, 2008
intl.h Use setlocale at program initialisation. Apr 8, 2001
ipmaddr.c Fixed Debian Bug #392263 reported by Jochen Voss Oct 11, 2006
iptunnel.c Use setlocale at program initialisation. Apr 8, 2001
mii-tool.c GigE Support by Stephen Hemminger from Sep 27, 2006
nameif.c Fix off by one in name length checking Sep 11, 2003
netstat.c netstat: PIDs can be long, Bug #199702 of Ubuntu Launchpad, Bug #1691… Mar 5, 2010
route.c route now support -6 -4 or -46 option Jul 30, 2002
slattach.c slattach: use fchown() rather than chown() to avoid race between crea… Sep 6, 2009
statistics.c conditional printing of values (to support -tuw options for netstat -s) Oct 3, 2008



                Information about the net-tools package

NET-TOOLS	A collection of programs that form the base set of the
		NET-3 networking distribution for the Linux operating

This package includes the important tools for controlling the network
subsystem of the Linux kernel.  This includes arp, hostname, ifconfig,
netstat, rarp and route.  Additionally, this package contains
utilities relating to particular network hardware types (plipconfig,
slattach, mii-tool) and advanced aspects of IP configuration (iptunnel,

Please include the output of "program --version" when reporting bugs.

   README		This file.

   README.ipv6		Notes for people hacking IPv6.

   INSTALLING		Installation instructions.

   COPYING		Your free copy of the GNU General Public License.

   TODO			Some things that need to be done.

The  Homepage (including CVS repository, release downloads and a form to
request enhancements) is hosted by BerliOS Developer. Please consider to
join the project if you want to contribute:



This is net-tools 1.6x.

You need kernel 2.0 or later to use these programs.  These programs
should compile cleanly with both glibc (version 2.0 or 2.1) and libc5,
though support for libc5 is not well tested.

The NLS support was changed from catgets to GNU gettext by Arnaldo
Carvalho de Melo <> in June, 1998, to make the
source more readable. Translations to brazilian portuguese (pt_BR),
German (de), Estonian (ee), Czech (cz) and French (fr) are available.
Others are welcome!

route/netstat -r do not yet support different address families
cleanly.  IPX/DDP/AX25 people, please feel free to add the code.

ifconfig now supports changing media types for interfaces.  This requires
a version 2.2 kernel, and many devices do not support it yet.

The tools now support the layout of the 2.2 kernel /proc files (Bernd

Some configuration options require kernel version 2.2 and/or
particular versions of the C library.  The defaults should be safe for
all common environments but some of the more esoteric hardware and
protocol families may be more touchy.  Feel free to send patches if
you have problems.

Phil Blundell

Bernd Eckenfels
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