Subject: Re: network config: rc.conf or separate files?
To: None <>
From: Liam J. Foy <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/13/2007 17:39:13
Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> I'm learning NetBSD (from Debian), doing a test install on an old 171 MB
> drive.  
> 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?

Hi Doug,

I don't think there is any technical difference. I think its more of 
whatever you prefer. However, from rc.conf you could set routes etc to 
'completely' setup your network. From what I understand 
/etc/ just allows the network interface configuration settings.


	Liam J. Foy