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Re: hotplugging /e/n/i "auto" interfaces

On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 15:06, J.D. Hood wrote:
>  --- Oliver Kurth <okurth@gmx.net> wrote: 

> > I think we need a real and clean solution here. Using the mapping for
> > hotplug is not a 'real' solution, but more a hack, and does not
> > contribute to userfriendliness, intuition and homogenuous
> > configurations.
> What would be consistent with the current design of ifupdown is to
> add "hotplug" keyword analogous to the "auto" keyword.  Then just
> as S40networking does "ifup -a" to bring up all "auto" interfaces,
> "ifup -h" or "ifup --auto=hotplug" or something would bring up all
> "hotplug" interfaces.  Lots of different solutions could be proposed.
> They all share the drawback of not having being implemented.  The
> mapping-stanza solution, on the other hand, exists and works.

Yes, it works. But it is cumbersome, and as can be seen here in this
thread it is confusing. IMHO it should be left for sarge, but changed
for post sarge.


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