Re: RFC: new network config (was: Re: network configuration)
>>>>> "Anthony" == Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Anthony> `the idea schemes' ? Is that a typo, or a protocol?
Typo. Should have been 'the idea of schemes', or more clearly 'the concept of schemes'.
Anthony> Ideally, you'd be running DHCP on both networks, you'd
Anthony> have a line in /etc/interfaces like
Some of us don't/won't/can't run DHCP. But you're correct that if you
run DHCP everywhere you use a particular PCMCIA card then you life is
Anthony> Failing that, you'd have to list both possible settings
Anthony> in /etc/interfaces and /etc/gateways, and change them
Anthony> when you switch networks, pretty much as you change them
Change them how? This was the crux of my question. Right now, with
pcmcia-*, I say
cardctl scheme <whatever>
prior to inserting my PCMCIA card and everything Just Works. Yes I
have to setup one or more schemes but that's a trivial amount of work
compared to moving between networks. How is your proposal going to
limit the amount of work I need to do when I take my laptop home from
work & plug it into my home network or vie versa.
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