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Re: Static network configuration

On Tue, Jan 11, 2000 at 11:46:39PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Erik Andersen <andersen@xmission.com> writes:
> > I'm very much in favor of this change. I first tried out the new
> > /etc/network/interfaces stuff last month, and it works very well.
> > The current /etc/init.d/network setup is horrible and it isn't even
> > compliant with the LSB init file actions proposal (i.e. no start, stop,
> > reload, etc).
> > I think this would be a great addition,
> I am theoretically in favor of this change.  With the caveat that I am
> only interested in eliminating /etc/init.d/network and replacing that
> with /etc/network/interfaces.  Which is to say, I do not propose to
> change any PCMCIA stuff at this point.
> Stefan, please send a patch to this list so we may peruse it.  You
> should be patching form the boot-floppies CVS area.

This sounds reasnoable to me. If so, I'm amenable to removine the `alpha'
and `unsupported' warnings from the conffile. The DHCP stuff probably
needs changing for it to work for everyone, I'm not sure.  I've had
problems with the dhcpcd package under 2.2.x I think, while it works
fine for others.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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