Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/15/1997 14:41:28
>> >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.
wow. i guess it's been too long since i looked at netstart. yes,
you are correct. it doesn't even pretend to know what's in them
but for lines beginning "inet", wouldn't the next term always be the
address? even if all sorts of other stuff was in there too? my box
at home has
inet garden 255.255.255.0 126.96.36.199 link0 link1
(it's 1.2 because upgrading over ppp bites! :) and i can appreciate
the new syntax, but i still think it's a good guess.
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