Subject: Re: CryptoGraphic Disk.
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/07/2002 10:02:23
On Mon, 7 Oct 2002, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

# On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 03:13:59PM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
# > well, i'd say they should be renamed too before it will end in chaotic
# > mess.  it is really confusing for newcomers when 1/3 of tools are called
# > *config and other 2/3 are called *ctl.
# So, you would then prefer ifctl(8), and the related /etc/ifctl.ifN?

Lubomir, to add to Mr. Rosenkoetter's response,

I think you will find that in concept the *ctl and *config are aptly

*config are for initialising devices (ccdconfig, vnconfig, cgdconfig,
ifconfig, wsconscfg), while *ctl are for tweaking myriad parameters
on pre-configured interfaces (sysctl, audioctl, wsconsctl, scsictl...).

Hack on NetBSD, and your code runs on over 40 architectures.