* Ryan Braun <email@example.com> 22.09.2009 > Hey guys,� I'm looking for a tool that could easily allow users to switch > between several static network configs and even a ppp connection.� > Basically a laptop travelling to several different sites that we don't > want to setup with dhcp.� I would rather have the user select the site > specifically.� We are running a combination of etch/lenny with only kde as > the desktop environment. > > I've just started to play with network-manager-kde,� but I'm not sure how > to define other wired networks,� it just wants to find a dhcp server and > auto config with that.� In a perfect world,� I would be able to define > several networks,� have the user click on the network manager applet and > select the appropriate network they would like to connect with. Hello Ryan, look at 'guessnet' Package: guessnet Description: Guess which LAN a network device is connected to Guessnet is a non-aggressive network detection tool to use when moving a machine among networks which don't necessarily provide DHCP. . Guessnet takes in input a list of candidate network profiles, each of which includes a test description; then it runs all the tests in parallel and prints the name of the profile whose test was the first one to succeed. . Available tests are: * ARP probes to check for known hosts in the network * link beat check, to check if the interface is connected to anything * Wireless lan checks, to look for access points found by waproamd * PPPOE check to see if there is a concentrator accessible via PPPOE * Checks provided by custom arbitrary scripts. . Guessnet can be used in either native mode or "ifupdown mode". In the latter case guessnet integrates nicely with ifupdown as a "mapping script". Enhances: ifupdown Hth Michael -- Mother said that there would be days like this, -but she never said there would be so many!
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