From Jeff Frey:
Within the heart of the Darwin OS is a beautiful piece of OS engineering called the SystemConfiguration framework, which among other things implements:
- Dynamic network configuration: the user can modify parameters on-the-fly and the changes are noted without a restart of the entire OS.
- Location-based configuration sets: the user can create multiple sets of parameters, termed "locations," which may be activated dynamically
- Centrally-defined, XML storage form: all parameters are stored in a central plist file; the multitude of files in /etc need not be modified
While this sounds wonderful, there was a key piece of software missing from the picture: a program which allowed the user to actually enter the information and parameters! As a result, old-time configuration methods -- editing those text files in /etc -- have proliferated and presented a general air of disarray in the Darwin community when it comes to network setup under the OS.
What's new in this version: Version 3.1.2 fixes a glitch that existed when removing locations: the services for a location were not being removed from the preference store. This update also attempts to resolve some weird issues on Intel-based Macs.
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