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NETSTART(8) System Manager's Manual NETSTART(8)

netstartcommand script for network startup

/etc/netstart [[-n] interface ...]

netstart is the command script that is invoked by rc(8) during an automatic reboot and after single-user mode is exited; it performs network initialization.

The netstart script can also be used to start newly created interfaces or bridges. The behaviour of this script is (or can be) controlled to some extent by variables defined in rc.conf(8), which specifies which daemons and services are to be run.

During the system boot, netstart is executed. netstart performs the following operations, in the sequence given:

After the system is completely initialized, it is possible to start a newly created interface or bridges or apply the configuration from a hostname.if(5) file to an existing interface, by invoking the following, where foo0 is the interface or bridge name:

# sh /etc/netstart foo0

Using the -n option reports the steps that would be taken, without actually configuring the interface.

multicast(4), defaultdomain(5), hostname.if(5), mygate(5), ifconfig(8), rc(8), rc.conf(8)

The netstart command first appeared in 4.0BSD.

July 5, 2022 OpenBSD-current