ifconfig(8) refactoring -- YACC grammar now online

Bruce M Simpson bms at spc.org
Sun Nov 30 05:58:11 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 01:12:42PM +0100, Andre Oppermann wrote:
> What I've thinking about a lot is to make the networking system and
> ifconfig sort of class-based like newbus and geom.

Look at: http://people.freebsd.org/~bms/dump/nifconfig/nifconfig-design.txt

There is a pending change to if_gre to enable it to be easily classified
in this way; ifconfig would simply query the interface for its if_type. This
is one way to do it without having to change struct ifnet. We could add a
new field, but avoiding changing the ABI is a Good Thing.


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