Subject: network config: rc.conf or separate files?
To: None <>
From: Douglas Allan Tutty <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/13/2007 11:41:43
I'm learning NetBSD (from Debian), doing a test install on an old 171 MB

Reading the guide, there appear to be two ways to configure networking:

	put things like hostname and ifconfig in rc.conf

	put things in separate files like /etc/myname, /etc/

I'm wondering why there are two different ways and the pros and cons of
choosing either.  Is one historical and the other more recent?