Re: network configuration
Samuel Tardieu writes ("Re: network configuration"):
>| IMHO no end user should fiddle around with /etc/rc*. Why is there no
>| /etc/network.conf or similar.
>An "end user" will not change the configuration himself, the system
>administrator will, and I think he can fiddle with this file.
Well, the issue I have is that I tend to move machines around my
network alot (since I tend to 'clone' exisiting machines instead of
raw installs), and changing the network identity of a machine is
unneccesarily complicated, since I need to change:
1. /etc/hostname to change the host name
2. /etc/hosts to add the host name
3. /etc/networks to change the network
4. /etc/init.d/network to change one line for each of the net
settings, even though most of this data is redundant.
In contrast, on most of my non-linux boxes, I just edit /etc/sys_id
and make sure the host is in /etc/hosts.
(Not that I am complaining that much, the debian network config is
infinitely cleaner than redhat's)
Richard W Kaszeta Graduate Student/Sysadmin
firstname.lastname@example.org University of MN, ME Dept