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How to handle platform diferences in cloudinit.net module
as per smoser's suggestion
Currently, a lot of net/__init__.py is implemented exclusively for
Linux systems which have the `ip` utility.
I'm trying to make this code run on FreeBSD, and short of adding `if`s
all over the place, I'm a bit stuck on how exactly to handle this.
Does the call-hierarchy in cloud-init prefer methods / Classes
(re)defined in a specific distro file?
> As a first-pass answer, I think the goal woudl be really to get
stuff into the cloudinit/net/ module that
> then had sane methodds that did the right thing. I do realize that
freebsd did/does have lots of "if"s sprinkled throughout.
> I think we would like to better abstract / design this.
given similar uses in other parts of the code, i started with something