Subject: Re: network config: rc.conf or separate files?
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Liam J. Foy <email@example.com>
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
> 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/ifconfig.xxx
> 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?
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/ifconfig.xxx just allows the network interface configuration settings.
Liam J. Foy