Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/14/1997 19:07:31
On Mon, 14 Apr 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:

> > 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.

I agree. I think that both Perry and I are suggesting that it'd probably
be better if we didn't ship the system with too many shovels for that
gravedigger. :-)

Take care,