Subject: re: CVS commit: src
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: matthew green <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/17/1999 15:26:46
jonathan, please do not do this.

all the configuration can be placed into /etc/rc.conf currently,
including hostname, router gateway, NIS domain, interface addresses
and aliases, etc.  *everything*.

/etc/{myname,mygate,domainname} are all deprecated.

i also quite dislike the name "rc.if" and prefer prefer "netstart"
to that (though, if it was to be renamed, which is something i have
considered proposing for a long time, i feel it should be
it does more than simply bring up interfaces.  it sets routes,
turns on ipfilter, aliases, sets NIS domain, and starts pppd(s).
to me, that is "starting the network".  once these are done, my
network is ready to use (ie, i can start daemons etc).