With the servers that mount Infiniband cards, when I use the
ifconfig command, I get this warning:
Ifconfig uses the ioctl access method to get the full address information, which limits hardware addresses to 8 bytes. Because Infiniband address has 20 bytes, only the first 8 bytes are displayed correctly. Ifconfig is obsolete! For replacement check ip.
Should I quit using
ifconfig? Is it deprecated in favor of the
ip command? Or will it be updated in the near future?
Note: This question and answers are in regards to GNU/Linux's "major" distributions. It should not be assumed that the information applies to all distributions, and especially not other OSes.