dumb network question

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 23 11:27:16 PDT 2004

Japie wrote:
> Yust finished my nalfs with ntpl and runs like a charm...
> But whereis ifconfig and route? (or am I now being hit very hard because
> this was in the lfs book I didn't read this time...)

I have no idea where they are, because you didn't tell us what you 
built. Actually, you did tell us what you built (nalfs), but that's a 
tool, not a system, so I wouldn't expect "ifconfig" and "route" to have 
appeared as part of an "nalfs" build.

However, reading between the lines, I would assume that you built an 
LFS, using either the testing or unstable profiles; if so, net-tools has 
been removed in favor of using iproute2, so ifconfig and route are gone. 
There are equivalent utilities in place, and they are used by the 
bootscripts. If you want to learn how to use them, the documentation in 
the book, the package sources and Google will help you.

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