Subject: Re: Attack of the clones: turning sl*, strip*, ppp* into cloners.
To: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
From: Nick Amato <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/26/2002 15:19:04
On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 03:10:06PM -0500, Michael Richardson wrote:
> >>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Brown <email@example.com> writes:
> >> But, I can say:
> >> pseudo-device ppp 2
> >> and have ppp0/ppp1 as I do now?
> Andrew> not currently, no, because in the kernel code that supports ppp,
> Andrew> it used to check to see how many (possibly zero) interfaces of a
> Andrew> specific type ( in this case ppp) you wanted, but cloning
> Andrew> interfaces simply check to see if you want it or not.
> Andrew> that said, adding such a facility for automatic pre-creation of
> Andrew> cloning interfaces ought not to be very hard.
> Yes, it would be good to do that for awhile so that people aren't confused.
> ("How come I do not have any PPP devices. Look, I compiled them into the
It's worth noting that the configuration of cloning interfaces at
boot precludes the use of 'auto_ifconfig' in rc.conf(5), since
the interfaces must be created first, e.g. 'net_interfaces' must
list them explicitly.