[netdrivers] Re: [driver-announce] Updated mii-diag.c v2.09 9/06/2003 (fwd)

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Mon Sep 8 11:42:02 2003

On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Bogdan Costescu wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Sep 2003, Donald Becker wrote:
> > [[ I suggst distributions install 'mii-diag' with the name 'netif-config' ]]
> Why ??? All Scyld (and other) mailing list archives mention 'mii-diag' as 
> the program to use when dealing with media problems. On the other hand, 
> I'd understand if the whole '-diag' package including the card specific 
> programs would be installed as 'netif-config'...

I see your point.

In this case, 'mii-diag' isn't descriptive of the general purpose nature
of the tool.  Many of the the other programs configure and diagnose
hardware-specific problems, while 'mii-diag' is hardware independent.

Perhaps I should rename the package to 'netif-config'.
What would be a descriptive name for 'mii-diag'?  How about
or is that too long?

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