Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: Henry B. Hotz <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/1997 16:34:27
On Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:52:23 -0700 (Henry B. Hotz) wrote:

 > Like the title says, why the change in /etc/netstart as of 4-1-97?  I can
 > understand wanting to change the way various daemons are started, but why
 > change the interface config files from hostname.* to ifconfig.*?  That name
 > convention was one of the few things that survived from SunOS to Solaris,
 > and now we are deliberately making ourselves different?  Why?

... if you change how the files are interpreted without changing the
names, you're setting yourself up for potential screw.

Also, hostname.* doens't really describe what's going on ... they're
really "interface configuration" files.

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