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

On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 14:29, Michael Banck wrote:

> BTW, Robert Love talks about this (among other things) in his blog at
> http://primates.ximian.com/~rml/blog/archives/000395.html

At least as far as networking is concerned, this is exactly what I do
for quite some time now with my notebook:

- at work, we have wired network. I plug in the cable, ifplugd detects
it, guessnet finds out where I am, dhcp is started, and my mail is
fetched, using masqmail, which now also knows which upstream MTA to use.

- at home, I plug in my WLAN card, waproamd detects my AP, configures
the WEP key for my AP; continued as above.

The same works at my wife's home (using another AP with a different
ESSID and WEP), in the hotel in the US where I usually stay and at work
there. And it also works when I find free WLAN anywhere, eg. in an
internet cafe.

Of course, all this had to be configured, which is not easy for a


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