Bug#893068: net-tools documentation should reccomend iproute2

= jasen at frederick.treshna.com
Fri Mar 16 03:13:47 UTC 2018

Package: net-tools
Version: 1.60+git20161116.90da8a0-1
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

linux net-tools has been abandonned by upstream, and its structure is subtly
incompatible with the linux network stack (since kernel 2.4)

probably the documentation should point users to the iproute2 tools ss(8) and
ip(8) in the see-also section of the mang pages if not more prominantly.

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_NZ.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_NZ.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_NZ.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages net-tools depends on:
ii  libc6        2.24-11+deb9u3
ii  libselinux1  2.6-3+b3

net-tools recommends no packages.

net-tools suggests no packages.

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