Subject: Re: proposed changes to system config files
To: Klaus Klein <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/28/2001 23:07:55
Klaus Klein wrote
> Berndt Josef Wulf <> writes:
> [ This is looking very similar to misc/12814... ]
> > ----------------- /etc/defaults/rc.conf ----------------------
> > # Set this to the hostname or the IP address of the router that will
> > # route IPv6 packets.
> > # If blank, use /etc/mygate6
> > #
> > defaultroute6=""
> > ----------------- /etc/defaults/rc.conf ----------------------
> One thing that strikes me is that it doesn't scale terribly well,
> i.e. what's going to be done for the next additional address family to
> be supported?
> Furthermore, ifconfig.if(5) provides an example of routing information
> being modified using shell evaluation, so why add an alternative
> interface to that interface?  (Note I'm not arguing about possibly
> deprecating the existing defaultroute/mygate at this point...)

PR12814 is indeed similar to the offered proposal at hand and to me it
signifies that we owe to do something here, however, I was unaware
about this PR prior to my submission.

Can you expand on the argument of scalability and the additional
address family a little more? I'm afraid you lost me here.

The proposed changes have no impact on the current situation other
than providing a means of configuring IPv6 capable systems using a
procedure similar to that currently used for IPv4.

cheerio Berndt
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