Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 04/14/1997 14:44:24
> and i always thought that was "not right". don't you want to have all
> local addresses (ie, all address on all interfaces) going through the
> loopback back to you? it seems to work as it is (indicating to me that
> the entire statement is not needed) but wouldn't it be more correctly
> placed in the main loop after it ifconfigs the interface up?
Interesting. When I was writing my DHCP client script, I mentally
edited that piece of the stock network setup code to do what you
suggested. I think you are correct, and this should go in the
ifconfig loop, although I'm unsure how to implement it given the
format of the $ifconfig_xxx variables and the /etc/ifconfig.xxx file.