Units reported by ifconfig

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 8 18:22:26 BST 2008

I recently ran across a bug[0] regarding ifconfig being contradictory
regarding units used.  The manpage implies that units should be KiB to
EiB.  However, when actually executing ifconfig the output uses KB to
EB.  The bug in question is linked to both a Debian bug (still New) and
a Fedora bug (patched for *iB).  I am bringing this up because it could
be a design decision as to what units will be displayed.

[0] http://launchpad.net/bugs/240073

Brian Murray                                                 @ubuntu.com
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