ifconfig with non-standard netmask doesn't get applied

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Sun Dec 11 06:00:46 UTC 2005

On Friday 09 December 2005 14:56, Robert Gordon wrote:
> Good point.
> It works when I do it from the command line. And trying other settings
> (IP and mask) from the command line continue to work too.
> I tried repeating the ifconfig command in rc.sysinit so it runs twice,
> in case it was an initialization issue, but that didn't help.
> The problem occurs with both class C and class B addresses using smaller
> subnet masks.
> Looks like I need to look elsewhere.
> Rob

Looks like you need to mount /proc for commands that are dependent on it.

We should mark all these commands somehow, by the way.  Probably have a CONFIG 
switch "DEPENDS_ON_PROC"...

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