Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
jherman at dichotomia.fr
Sat Jul 23 23:52:14 UTC 2011
On 24/07/2011 00:25, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On 23/07/2011 22:58, Chad Perrin wrote:
>> Do you realize that MS Windows has nothing equivalent to rc.conf or
> It does: it's in the registry.
> contains a list of interfaces and their settings.
Yeap, just a small detail, it doesn't bind the configuration to a
device, but to a connection interface, which in turn is bound either to
a control interface or to another service interface.
Which in turns can be bound either to a final control interface, to
another service interface or even to another connection interface.
All these bearing names in form of their class id + uid :
You basically turn around in circle for hours, looking for the next
clue, if you do not use windows tools to do the job. Sure you can write
WSH/WPS to do the mapping for you, but that is still using windows tools.
And I definitly would not edit those manually except for very simple
changes, the imbrication of layers of control sets/interfaces/devices
can result in unexpected results (for example in the likely case where
you have a firewall, a tunnel, a VPN or anything at all also using the
interface you are editing).
I remember crying tears of blood when I had to remove (not disable,
destroy) from one tunnel connection all the 7 different version of IPv6
windows put on each and every network interface.
> %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc contains several BSD configuration
> files for DNS settings, protocols etc.
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