Bridge config in /etc/rc (patch)
DougB at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 6 21:51:15 PDT 2003
On Tue, 6 May 2003, Benjamin F. Burke wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 02:50, Doug Barton wrote:
> > True, but that's another step down the road of "How do we deal with the
> > issue of $BIGNUM conf options in a way that users can handle?" Our current
> > solution for that is to include them all in /etc/defaults/rc.conf, and
> > mostly in rc.conf.5. I'm not sure that solution scales, but I'm equally
> > uncomfortable with the idea of UNdocumented options.
> I wonder how many experienced freebsd users really dislike having to
> use the current rc.conf setup.
Experienced users can fend for themselves regarding edge cases like bridge
configurations. That's what rc.local is for. I'm worried about not
overwhelming new users.
> But if this is about ease of use for the less-experienced, why not keep
> putting all the options in /etc/defaults/rc.conf, and create a
> sysinstall-like interface to them that new users can run?
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