Originally Posted by lyke
you could also add that line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local if you would rather leave rc.modules alone
Yes and no. Depending on the module, you will get different behavior if you put it in rc.local rather than rc.modules. rc.modules loads early in the boot process while rc.local is run at the end. For the network card, it is good to have it up and running before, eg. rc.inet gets run.