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Re: Proposal: Network configuration file format

Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 04, 1999 at 10:13:17AM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> > Here is my proposal for a network configuration file format.
> Hmmm. I suppose that's my cue.
> Included in netbase 3.14-4 (and the short lived 3.14-3 too actually),
> and currently available for i386, m68k and alpha, are a couple of
> binaries "/sbin/ifup" and "/sbin/ifdown", and a configuration file
> "/etc/network/interfaces".
> Note, this is existing, working, even partially tested (!) code.


> Actually, the other biggest change I expect is an "/etc/interface/up.d/"
> directory for handling any services that need to be reconfigured/restarted
> when interfaces change; for example proxy redirectors, bind, NFS mounts,
> etc.

Oooh...oooh...oooh...  Pull this off an I will eternally in your debt. 
ipmasq needs to have its script run whenever interfaces change.  This,
along with possibly an /etc/interface/down.d/ would make my life sooo
much easier.

> Anyway. Have a look at /etc/network/interfaces and play around. The "-v"
> and "-n" (verbose, and no-act) will probably be useful. If you use "-n"
> it'll tell you exactly what commands it would run.

I'll have a look at it.

> > rule { from "dialin" to "internet" masquerade }
> > rule { from "dialin" to "internal" reject incoming }
> These could be kind of cute, though.

<PLUG TYPE=shameless> Yeah, but why reinvent the wheel when ipmasq does
this kinda stuff already? </PLUG>

> Cheers,
> a "I'll take `show you the code' for 100 points, please" j


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