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From: Nick Guenther (kousuegmail.com)
Date: Tue Aug 07 2007 - 00:02:34 CDT
On 8/6/07, Ian Darwin <iandarwinsys.com> wrote:
> Nick Guenther wrote:
> > Besides tradition, is there any particular reason that netstart is in
> > /etc? This has always confused me, I'd think it would be in /sbin.
> > Further, why is it not executable?
> It's a script that is an extension of /etc/rc, like /etc/rc.local. It
> does not belong in /sbin as it is not intended for manual or repeated use.
Except it sort of is. It parses command line arguments in order to up
certain interfaces at will. It doesn't matter as much with servers,
but with laptops, especially laptops with wireless, it's surely used
$ sudo sh /etc/netstart ath0