(Note ifconfig, route, mii-tool, nslookup commands are obsolete)
I apparently missed a memo.
Thanks for the link to the Unix Rosetta Stone, that's fantastic.
Posted by joe on 2007-06-08
On my Mac at least, dig seems to be the official successor to nslookup.
Posted by Stefan Tilkov on 2007-06-08
Just becuase they're obsolete doesn't mean they don't still work ok, but you can do much more with their replacements - ip addr, ip route, ethtool and dig. For example, you can abbreviate arguments to ip (great for those more used to routers), easily add/remove an address (ip addr add IP dev eth0 vs some ifconfig-fu I was always scared of using in case I took down the network by accident), do source routing, change wake-on-lan options, and see much more useful info when debugging DNS issues.
Posted by James on 2007-06-10
I have a faint recollection of some noise a while back about making ip (provided by iproute2) the interface to ifconfig and route.
As far as I can see, that's just more fodder for the Unix rosetta stone someone has kindly compiled. I also remember how even NT had standard route(8) syntax. But Leeenux? Can't have that, can we?
I value commonality of basic syntax between my tools above cleverness.
Posted by Luis Bruno on 2007-06-08