command script for network startup
is the command script that is
invoked by rc(8)
an automatic reboot and after single-user mode is exited; it performs network
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
specifies which daemons and services are to be run.
During the system boot,
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 routes.
- Configure the remaining non-physical interfaces:
- Configure all
After the system is completely initialized, it is possible to start a newly
created interface or
, or reset
an existing interface to its default state, by invoking the following, where
is the interface or bridge name:
# sh /etc/netstart foo0
routing, the net.inet.ip.mforwarding
should be set to 1. Multicast routing is only enabled if
is set to “YES” in
Other cases are configuration errors and will cause multicast routing not to
command first appeared in