svn commit: r193199 - head/etc

Brooks Davis brooks at
Tue Jun 2 15:37:09 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 04:34:07PM +0100, Bruce Simpson wrote:
> 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.

I see nothing related to network_interfaces here...

-- Brooks
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