Subject: Re: Why is ifconfig.ae0 better than hostname.ae0?
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/16/1997 14:57:51
> From: Perry E. Metzger
>>Ted Lemon writes:
>> Why not just make ifconfig add the route?
>I think the issue is that it is a bug that the route is needed at
>all. ip_output was supposed to deal with this I believe.

i think that's the core of it, yes.  which means that the line in
/etc/netstart (which doesn't quite accomplish the desired effect
except for single interface/single address systems) is a hack to
get around a heretofore unacknowledged yet "known bug".

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