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.
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).
No changes have been submitted for this release.
Release Notes: A fix for a bug in the net-tools 1.58 release that made ifconfig unusable for many people.
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.
Release Notes: Bugfix on ifconfig for new kernels.