command script for network startup
is the command script that is invoked by
during an automatic reboot and
after single-user mode is exited; it performs network initialization.
script can also be used to start newly
created bridges or interfaces, or reset existing interfaces to their default
state. The behaviour of this script is (or can be) controlled to some extent
by variables defined in
, which specifies
which daemons and services are to be run.
During the system boot, netstart
performs the following operations, in
the sequence given:
- Set the machine's name.
- Configure the loopback interface.
- Configure all the physical interfaces.
- Configure the following non-physical interfaces:
- Initialize the routing table and set up the default
- Configure the remaining non-physical interfaces:
- Configure all
After the system is completely initialized, it is possible to start a newly
created interface or bridge(4)
or reset an existing interface to its default state, by invoking the
following, where foo0
is the interface or
# sh /etc/netstart foo0
To enable multicast(4)
variables should be
set to 1. Multicast routing is only enabled if
is set to “YES” in
cases are configuration errors and will cause multicast routing not to be
command first appeared in