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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

* Anthony DeRobertis <asd@suespammers.org> [030403 20:20]:
> > and also
> > sharper than can easily be drawn in practice.  E.g., is
> > resolv.conf a configuration file or a state file?
> Configuration. Why wouldn't it be? Just because the dhcp clients write
> to it instead of /var/something? (DHCP machines, IMHO, should have a
> symlink from /etc/resolv.conf to /var/whatever. Even Mac OS X does
> this...) Even better would be an include directive in /etc/resolv.conf,
> but you can't have everything ;-)

Even an include directive would not solve the need of restarting
programs after changing nets. Who volunteers to write a save
reliablle forwarder, so that can be put in there and 
dhcp-clients only have to cange the forwarders file and send a sighup?

  Bernhard R. Link

Sendmail is like emacs: A nice operating system, but missing
an editor and a MTA.

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