Is download "net tools" worth it?

Someone suggested downloading net-tools, I quote:
“net-tools” package is a pre-requisites, on Debian-based distros install it by running ‘sudo apt-get install net-tools -y’ "

Is it worth it? I think it had something to do with opensvpn, as I was interested in setting that up.

KDE 4.11

Net tools are almost essential for any operation involving your network card.