Subject: Re: interface configuration other than "ifconfig" in rc.conf
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jeff Rizzo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/03/1999 10:31:55
On Fri, Sep 03, 1999 at 10:36:26PM +0900, email@example.com wrote:
> Some people requested an addition of addition of something like:
> gifconfig_gif0="inet 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2"
> in /etc/rc.conf, for invoking gifconfig from /etc/netstart.
> (this is for IPv6 tunnel setup)
> Now /usr is mounted before /etc/netstart starts, it is possible to
> do this, and it may be useful for making administration process easier.
> However - do we need similar thing for other network configrations,
> like gre (greconfig) or wi (wiconfig)? If so, what is the best
> framework to define these random things in rc.conf? (or maybe
> we can ask people to put it into /etc/netstart.local...)
The problem with putting wiconfig in /etc/netstart.local is that it may
be necessary (and in my setup, it is necessary) to run wiconfig *before*
any ifconfig of the wi interface. (Or, at least before DHCP can be used
over the interface)
I think we do need a general-purpose mechanism for doing this, but I haven't
given much thought for what it is. :)
Jeff Rizzo http://boogers.sf.ca.us/~riz