cvs commit: src/etc network.subr

Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon Jul 7 16:03:12 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 05, 2008 at 03:52:36PM +0000, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Brooks Davis wrote:
>> brooks      2008-04-30 16:29:15 UTC
>>  FreeBSD src repository
>>  Modified files:
>>    etc                  network.subr
>>  Log:
>>  Emit a warning when the network_interfaces variable is not set to AUTO.
> why do we have this warning and why do we no longer want to support
> anything but auto?

Because network_interfaces provides no useful functionality and needless
added complexity.  If you want an interface to be configured, set an
ifconfig_<foo> variable and make sure the interface exists by the time
rc.d/netif is run (by configuring your kernel or /boot/loader.conf
correctly) or add it to the appropriate wlans_<bar>, gif_interfaces,
cloned_interfaces, etc list.  If you don't want it configured make sure
there isn't a ifconfig_<foo> variable set.

-- Brooks
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