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Re: Proposal: Network configuration file format

On Fri, Aug 06, 1999 at 03:17:02PM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> Steve Przepiora wrote:
>> > > I've been reading all of this (I'm the isdnutils maintainer),
>> > > unfortunately not paying all that much attention until I saw ISDN being
>> > > mentioned. I'm all for adding ISDN to the network configuration scheme,
>> what about cable modems?
> I have absolutely no knowledge about cable modems, but if you could tell
> me the commands to set it up, it could be integrated into the system
> too. I would like to use Anthony's .defn files for that purpose so
> everybody can extend the system (his idea is an excellent one !! ).

Here's my cable setup from /etc/init.d/network:

  # set up the linksys card to smyrna cable w/ dhcp
  modprobe tulip.o
  dhclient eth2

dhcp adds network and default routes on my system.

I only got an address lease for one minute before requesting a longer
lease time in /etc/dhclient.conf. I still only get the lease for an

  send dhcp-lease-time 86400;

I would recommend using DSL instead of a cable modem if you have a

Lee Bradshaw                 lee@sectionIV.com (preferred)
Alantro Communications       lee@alantro.com

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