Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431011
ip man page does not describe xfrm usage
Last modified: 2009-01-20 17:00:09 EST
Description of problem:
There is no documentation in the ip man page of how to use xfrm
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
if you use ip --help, there is listed the xfrm object, and you can get more
information by entering
ip xfrm state help
ip xfrm policy help
ip xfrm monitor help
It would be helpful if this information was in the man page.
I didn't find any existing documentation even in upstream. What do you like to
have in manual page? Do you want copy the output or mentioned the xfrm option in
man 8 ip?
In sensitive package like this, I prefer backporting from upstream version.
I'm asking the upstream maintainer whether he can suggest anything, or perhaps
get something in that we can apply as a patch.
I can try write a patch and send it to upstream for check and that takes a lot
The patch with manual page was accepted by upstream in iproute-2.6.25.
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