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Re: hotplug and ifup

On Sat, 20 Mar 2004 15:41:50 +1000
Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> 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.

What's being proposed is for that to change from "bring the interface up
on boot" to "bring the interface up when the hardware becomes available
(and check to see if it's there on boot too)"

     Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
	   After a while, you realise the pig is enjoying it.

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