Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2
Sep 04, 2014, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since 2001.