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Re: hotplug and ifup

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 03:41:50PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:23:19PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > In other words, the default is for the interface to be left alone, unless
> > the user explicitly configures it to be hotplugged?  I suppose this is
> > safest for now, but it would be nice if 'auto' applied.
> auto means "bring the interface up on boot"; that's not the same as "bring
> the interface up hotplug event". So I don't think that idea's feasible.

In an ideal world (and perhaps mostly in a future reality), most network
devices will be automatically detected and have their driver loaded by
hotplug, as the normal mode of operation.  It would be nice if ifupdown
integrated well with such a setup.

 - mdz

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