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Re: hotplug and ifup

On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 08:31:04AM -0500, David B Harris wrote:
> 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)"

That's not a reasonable change if we continue to imagine people might
be using their systems without hotplug installed.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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