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This page is a verbatim copy of this article in the LinuxNet wiki (and I checked dates- the text in the LinuxNet wiki predates the text here). That Wiki is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license (). Don't know about compatibility between that and Wikipedia's licensing standards. At the very least, attribution is required by the CC license. It may be easier to just re-write the article, rather than try and sort out such licensing issues. --Clay Collier 08:13, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
- Nevermind. Rewrote it myself. --Clay Collier 08:25, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
In the page there is a statement: The original author, Alexey Kuznetsov, was responsible for the QoS implementation in the Linux kernel.
I don't know if exists another Alexey Kuznetsov but i'm pretty sure that the one tho whom the link refers didn't develope anything for the linux kernel.
I find the current definition inaccurate because there certainly are Linux kernel components which iproute2 doesn't communicate to. Currently it says:
- iproute2 is a collection of userspace utilities used to communicate with various Linux kernel components over the netlink protocol.
I suggest to change that to:
- iproute2 is a collection of user space utilities for controlling and monitoring various aspects of networking in the Linux kernel.
iproute (version 1) versus iproute2
This article is conspicuously lacking any discussion of "iproute" (i.e., iproute version 1). What was the original iproute? I looked hard and couldn't find any evidence of it. I added an edit trying to explain that when people refer to "iproute" they generally mean "iproute2", but this was removed by Dsimic (talk · contribs). The Linux Foundation page on this tool says this: "iproute2 is usually shipped in a package called iproute or iproute2" - I believe I found a repository which named it this but I can't remember. It's a gap that needs to be filled. II | (t - c) 23:07, 3 July 2016 (UTC)