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Re: RFC: new network config (was: Re: network configuration)

Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@cs.leidenuniv.nl> writes:

> Previously Christian Hammers wrote:
> > But I *strongly* need comments. Not for the implemention - I have no
> > problems with sed and sh scripts - but I like to know what can be done
> > better or what I missed *before* I implement that !

> I think I already said this, but I don't mind saying it again. If we are
> going to replace /etc/init.d/network with a script that parses one or
> more config-files to setup the network, it has to be able to handle:

> * multiple network cards
> * IP aliases
> * DHCP and BOOTP
> * static routes
> * preferably also things like arcnet

> Anything less will mean people would still need to setup things manually.
> Also note a frontend for both console and X can be easily created by
> switching between whiptail and gdialog (if I remembered the name
> correctly; it seems to be a GTK whiptail-clone).

Also, a mechanism for configuring just one interface, e.g. eth0 up and
down to be used by pcmcia scripts when you insert an remove cards.
(e.g. in Red Hat, when you insert a pcmcia card, it calls the script
to configure eth0).


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