Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/15/1997 14:30:44
Andrew Brown writes:
> >Parsing begins to become a serious pain.
> are inet addresses no longer going to be assigned this way? isn't
> netstart supposed to be able to read the ifconfig.### files anyway?
> doens't it "implicitly" know how to parse the file?
ifconfig.foo works by having netstart do "ifconfig foo `cat ifconfig.foo`"
That isn't parsing by any normal use of the term.