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Thread: Why is the net-tools not included by default?

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    Why is the net-tools not included by default?

    For a desktop client i can understand not including this package, but in a server environment why would you not want to be able to run the ifconfig command is there a pre-installed alternative?
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    Re: Why is the net-tools not included by default?

    I think ifconfig is deprecated, and the ip command set (such as ip address show or ip -s addr sh) are the replacement.

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    Re: Why is the net-tools not included by default?

    ifconfig has been deprecated for years, replaced by ip.
    man ip to learn more.

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    Re: Why is the net-tools not included by default?

    Thanks
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