Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 04/11/1997 18:18:05
On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Gordon W. Ross wrote:

> 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?

This is one of that `small number of such conf files' that you're
referring to.  They ifconfig.* files flexible enough to handle the wide
variety of demands that a single rc.conf couldn't possibly handle with any
grace or style (e.g. an arbitrary number of interface aliases, or multiple
protocol families).