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Re: hotplug and ifup

On Sun, 21 Mar 2004 14:45:15 +1000
Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> > 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.

Sorry, I don't think I was clear; the last half of that sentence, "and
check to see if it's there on boot too", was meant to be
/etc/init.d/networking, not hotplug. From my perspective (as an admin
and as a user), it makes sense for me for these "auto" interfaces to be
brought up on boot if they're there, or later if they show up later.
Which bit does it is sort of irrelevant, though I suppose it'd be nice
if one subsystem handled it.

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