Subject: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Henry B. Hotz <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/1997 14:52:23
I don't subscribe to this list (only to port-mac68k) so please reply
directly by email.

Like the title says, why the change in /etc/netstart as of 4-1-97?  I can
understand wanting to change the way various daemons are started, but why
change the interface config files from hostname.* to ifconfig.*?  That name
convention was one of the few things that survived from SunOS to Solaris,
and now we are deliberately making ourselves different?  Why?

I have no problem with the change in the content of the files.  Just
copying the entire line to the ifconfig command is fine.  /etc/netstart
should not limit what options are available at boot time after all.

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