svn commit: r196550 - in head: etc/defaults etc/rc.d share/man/man5

Gleb Kurtsou gleb.kurtsou at
Wed Aug 26 19:56:45 UTC 2009

On (26/08/2009 12:42), Doug Barton wrote:
> Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> > I put '/usr/sbin/arp -f /etc/arp.conf' into /etc/rc.local on almost all
> > of my servers, which is very handy, indeed. And with your patch proposed
> > in another e-mail to be able to remove entries defined in a file seems
> > to be a complete solution. I'd also like to see support for it.
> What would the relative value be of adding support for files vs. using
> the method that Xin already created? I understand that you will have a
> one-time cost of migrating your conf file to Xin's format ....
Unless there are too many arp entries to convert and these "files" are
also used by other utilities. Adding support for reading it from file
is negligible comparing to the effort one should take to convert plain
'arp -f' entires into rc.conf style and keep them in sync.


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