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Re: question about netstart, hostname.xxx
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: question about netstart, hostname.xxx
- From: Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 18:10:10 -0400
Matt Van Mater wrote:
> Can I create numerous /etc/hostname.ifname files even if that
> particular interface doesn't exist? For example I might have a
> hostname.fxp0, hostname.xl0, hostname.rl0, etc. Will netstart die on
> me if it tries to start an interface that doesn't exist?
Nope, I do this on my laptop...which ever pcmcia card I stick in it is
processed, the rest are just ignored, not even an error message.
Also, if I change the NIC on a machine, I usually leave the old
hostname.* files in place rather than removing or renaming them, just in
case I realize the problem was elsewhere and I want to put the old NIC
back in place.
I won't comment on the rest, because I gotta do something similar for
totally different reasons and haven't got my butt in gear yet (and
darned if I'm going to bust my butt for someone for free when I haven't
done it for money yet! 8-). But a "shotgun" approach to the NIC IS part
of the task...