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net-tools

The net-tools package contains a collection of programs that form the base set of the NET-3 networking distribution for the Linux operating system. It contains the important tools for controlling the network subsystem of the Linux kernel including arp, hostname, ifconfig, netstat, rarp and route.

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  •  03 Sep 2006 16:11

    Release Notes: This release fixes several occurrences of missing break statements in the default clause of a switch, which GCC3 and GCC4 complain about. It explicitly includes stdlib.h where required. Conditional code has been added to deal with a difference between the 2.4 and 2.6 kernel types for struct x25_address (it's a typedef in 2.4 and a plain struct in 2.6).

    •  07 May 2001 08:04

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  17 Feb 2001 20:40

        Release Notes: A fix for a bug in the net-tools 1.58 release that made ifconfig unusable for many people.

        •  14 Jun 2000 09:50

          Release Notes: Notable changes since 1.55 include a bug relating to IPv4 alias interfaces being fixed, support for X.25 and STRIP being added, and the addition of a tool for configuring MII transceivers.

          •  10 May 2000 05:15

            Release Notes: Bugfix on ifconfig for new kernels.

            Recent comments

            19 Jul 2008 11:06 j1024

            Re: Compilation of net-tools
            this patch helped me:
            http://www.bitshrine.org/gpp/net-tools-1.60-2.patch

            27 Mar 2007 13:46 berndecken

            Re: Net-Tools Security Advisory from RedHat


            > It's not there. Shame on you for

            > advertising your blog by lies.

            Dude, you have been answering to an 8 year old comment. It is not unreasonable to asume, that the link was valid a few years ago, dont you think?

            Anyway current homepage is on berlios http://net-tools.berlios.de/ (and yes i would have updated that project but i cant w/o help from Phil. I plan to do that on next release which is somewhat ... flooooaaating :)

            Bernd

            26 Mar 2007 13:13 proskin

            Re: Net-Tools Security Advisory from RedHat
            It's not there. Shame on you for advertising your blog by lies.

            18 Mar 2007 06:23 eacepayeakermaye

            Re: Compilation of net-tools
            I inserted a semi-colon at line 108 of your file to get past a compile error.

            Now I'm stuck at: (while compiling nettools 1.60)
            cc -D_GNU_SOURCE -O2 -Wall -g -I. -idirafter ./include/ -Ilib -I/home/dpace/net-tools-1.60 -idirafter /home/dpace/net-tools-1.60/include -c -o x25_sr.o x25_sr.c
            x25_sr.c: In function 'X25_setroute':
            x25_sr.c:80: error: 'x25_address' undeclared (first use in this function)
            x25_sr.c:80: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
            x25_sr.c:80: error: for each function it appears in.)
            make[1]: *** [x25_sr.o] Error 1

            05 Mar 2007 16:14 myself_

            Compilation of net-tools
            I have an lfs system which was compiled myself. I do *not* claim that this is a clean environment to compile this package. I, nevertheless, had problems with /usr/include/linux/route.h. I compiled with C_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/src/linux-2.6.x/include because i used linux-libc-headers. I noted in net-tools-1.60/lib/inet_sr.c the comment /* this is really broken */ after #include <linux/route.h>.

            It failed to install, even with a number of patches i found on the internet. I was able to fix it by commenting out the #include <linux/route.h> and, after all other includes pasting struct rtentry {... as found in <linux/route.h>. This is apparently the only dependency on the linux/route.h file. This is not a great way to fix this problem, but it does work when all else fails.

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