Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 04/15/1997 13:38:22
> From: Ted Lemon
>> From: Andrew Brown
>> seems to me it should be pretty easy. at *some* point of the loop
>> it decided what the address is for the given interface. save this
>> for later (ie, after you've actually done the ifconfig) and then
>> add the route.
>Not true. There may be more than one address per interface in each
>/etc/ifconfig.xxx file. Also, not every address is an IP address.
>Also, the lines that specify IP addresses are not all formatted the
>same, and contain more information than just the IP address.
>Consistently getting just the IP address out of such a line would be
>a pain - you'd need to know how to parse an ifconfig command line, for
>all current and future versions of ifconfig.
interfaces with more than one address? like ppp interfaces? using
$name would still work (would't it?).
addresses that are not ip addresses? check $af to see if it says
"inet" before you add the route.
incidentally, having just the hostname (or address) in the hostname.###
file worked for me for wuite a while. i didn't even have to specify
there is no parsing, since the netstart script needs to know how to
build the command anyway...
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