Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 04/11/1997 10:15:53
> From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 16:34:27 -0700
> On Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:52:23 -0700
> email@example.com (Henry B. Hotz) wrote:
> > 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?
> ... if you change how the files are interpreted without changing the
> names, you're setting yourself up for potential screw.
> Also, hostname.* doens't really describe what's going on ... they're
> really "interface configuration" files.
So... What ever happened to the calls for just one rc.conf file?
(Or a small number of such conf files.) Was it shot down?