Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 04/14/1997 14:48:18
> The one advantage I see to haveing all of the stuff for one interface in
> one file per interface as opposed to one mega file is that if the mega
> file grows, you could end up with (for example) le0 stuff in two different
> parts of the file.
I believe this is commonly referred to as "digging your own grave."
If you can't keep your config files neat, and you lose as a
consequence, you have nobody but yourself to blame. As Perry has
pointed out, mechanical updates should probably operate on
per-interface files in order to avoid exactly this sort of situation.