Posted: 2017-09-14 17:01:52
For those Linux admins that have been doing their thing for at least 10 years, you will be very familiar with the standard networking tools
netstat etc from the
net-tools package. As you also know these are no longer being developed and have been deprecated in favour of a newer
iproute2 tool set.
This has been the case for many years, but I bet you still type
route don't you?... Years of muscle memory is a hard habit to break.
Although the much more recent
iproute2 range of tools has been available for a long time, I still find myself using the old ones as well. When I catch myself doing that, I force myself to lookup how to do the same thing in the newer tools. I'm slowly getting there but it'll take many years yet.
As a handy guide, I was passed this by a friend. It's most useful for those trying to transition and it's well worth a bookmark.
As you transition, it's well worth remembering to update any scripts you have to use the new ones. There might come a time when
net-tools is completely removed and you'll want to make sure your trusty helper scripts don't fail you!
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