network config files (Re: Comments on LFS 2.4.4)

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Jan 30 12:05:57 PST 2001

On January 30, 2001 02:44 pm, you wrote:
> I've heavily modified most of the init scripts coming with LFS on
> my box as well, mainly because I've got this very own idea of
> what init scripts should look like.
> I've put my network configuration into /etc/net.conf, and I don't
> have a /etc/sysconfig directory - I cannot see why I should have
> a directory for very few files I can just as well put in a single
> networking config file, and the rest directly within the
> corresponding scripts. For example the clock settings -- I'll
> never have to change these, so why not put it into the clock
> script.

A few systems I maintain have a lot of ip's assingned (eth0 through eth0:255 
basically). To manage that properly every interface (eth0, eth0:1, eth0:2, 
etc) have the config (ip address, netmask, broadcast) in a seperate file as 
the book suggests now (/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, 
ifcfg-eth0:1, and so on).

So what also plays a role is how your system is used, if you need the 
seperation or if you can live with, like you did, putting the clock info in 
the setclock script itself.

I will be changing the names a bit to make more sense (heck currently 
network-scripts doesn't even contain scrips, just network config files that 
would fit better in /etc/network/) or somewhere more sane. We'll deal with it 
later, first thing's first: getting lfs-3.0 ready

Gerard Beekmans

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