Subject: sysctl (was usr.sbin/route6d, or sbin/route6d)
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/11/2000 01:29:40
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:

> >	- I think we really need to move sysctl into /sbin.  are you guys
> >	  happy with it?
> 	just a list of facts:
> 	/sbin/sysctl: openbsd-current freebsd(all) bsdi41
> 	/usr/sbin/sysctl: netbsd(all) openbsd26

What would be really nice is to have the sysctls looked up by
the kernel.  This way sysctl(8) doesn't grow, and doesn't need
to be recompiled when a new sysctl is added.  Doesn't FreeBSD
do something like this?  A _quick_ scan through the archives
doesn't reveal any recent discussion on this...