Desired behaviour of "ifconfig -alias" [ath and ifconfig parameter order]

Sam Leffler sam at
Tue Feb 13 04:01:04 UTC 2007

Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Monday 12 February 2007 11:06 am, John Hay wrote:

>> Also with the atheros driver I had problems in the past with some
>> parameters that did not like to be on a single commandline.
> At least with the ath(4) driver, it all comes down to the order the 
> options are written on the commandline.  Some options reset the device, 
> wiping out previous options, so you have to make sure those are set 
> first.  Took me awhile to figure that out, but it is mentioned in the man 
> page.

So can someone actually provide an example?  I'm not aware of any
interactions within the os.  There might be some corner cases in
ifconfig due to the way it processes cmdn line parameters.


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