svn commit: r193199 - head/etc

Bruce Simpson bms at
Tue Jun 2 15:34:12 UTC 2009

Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 03:34:12PM +0100, Bruce Simpson wrote:
>> Doug Barton wrote:
>>> Log:
>>>   Eliminate the warning that "Values of network_interfaces other than
>>>   AUTO are deprecated.' There is no good reason to deprecate them, and
>>>   setting this to different values can be useful for custom solutions
>>>   and/or one-off configuration problems.
>> Thanks, I wasn't sure what the alternative to this functionality was going 
>> to be, and was relying on this mechanism for a product.
> Could you please say what you are actually doing?

On boot time I instantiate a tap0 instance from cloned_interfaces=".." 
in /etc/rc.conf, and then use ifconfig_tap0="..." to clone the MAC 
address on the tap instance from the internal Ethernet port, as there is 
no other way of uniquely identifying the client for an automated bootstrap.

This happens from within a flash image.

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