Subject: Re: "A nick for a NIC" - question and/or feature suggestion...
To: Zbigniew Baniewski <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/21/2007 09:11:14
On Sun, 20 May 2007, haad wrote:

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> Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
>> On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 08:32:39PM +0200, Tobias Nygren wrote:
>>> I don't think it's _that_ much work involved in s/ep0/ex0/.
>>> How often do you change your interfaces? :-)
>> Yes, but I must remember: ...this file has to be changed... this one...
>> ...and this one too. Oops! I forgot two others, recently added.  :-O
>> Not being kernel developer, I'm unable to estimate amount of work, which
>> implementing such feature could take. But, if not that much... I can't see
>> any real "contras" at the moment.
> this is not kernel related work. Our rc scripts are written in sh. You have to
> modify netbsd rc.d/rc startup scripts. and that's all. If you are skilled shell
> programer this is task for you :D.

As you say, that only covers the rc scripts themselves. It doesn't cover 
any of the configuration files they may access, e.g. ipnat.conf, ipf.conf, 
setting up a bridge in ifconfig.bridge0, etc. To do this job properly, it 
is a kernel job.