— default hostname and gateway
files are read by netstart(8)
at system startup time.
contains the symbolic name of the host
machine. The file should contain a single line specifying the fully qualified
domain name (FQDN) of the system (e.g. host.example.com). The name must be
resolvable, either by matching a hostname specified in
) or through DNS (see
hostname is set via the
utility at boot
time. See hostname(7)
description of hostname resolution.
, if it exists, contains the address of
the gateway host. The gateway is added to the routing tables by the
does not exist, no default gateway is
added to the routing tables. The file may contain gateway addresses for both
IPv4 and IPv6 networks: in dotted quad notation for v4 (e.g. 192.0.2.1) or in
colon notation for v6 (e.g. 2001:db8::1). Each address must be specified on a
separate line. If more than one address of a specific family is found, only
the first is used - all other addresses of that family are ignored.
is processed after all interfaces have
been configured. If any
contain “dhcp” directives, IPv4 entries in
will be ignored. If they contain
“autoconf” directives, IPv6 entries will be ignored.
Empty lines and lines beginning with ‘#’ in either file are
- Default hostname.
- Default gateway address(es).
This manual page first appeared in OpenBSD 3.4