Originally Posted by thjvdb
does anyone know, why ethtool is so outdated? ... i think it should correspond with the kernel version ... but in slackware64-14.0 its version is 2.6.36 ... which is quit old ... is there a reason or is it a failure?
Why do you think that? Slackware64 14.0 does have '/var//log/packages/ethtool-2.6.36-x86_64-1' for 'Sep 24 13:48'.
Looking at 'ethtool-3.6/NEWS';
Version 3.6 - October 5, 2012
* Feature: Allow setting MDI-X state (-s option)
* Fix: Preserve pause advertising bits when setting speed and
duplex with autoneg on (-s option)
* Fix: Don't call ioctl to set EEE parameters if they are the same
as the current parameters (--set-eee option)
Problems with 'ethtool'? If so what?
Maybe you should look at: http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/
Possibly contact the admin and ask why no updates since 2012-10-05. 'ethtool' works for me and I am not experiencing any issues for the utility.