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

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 09:36 -0400, Dan Christensen wrote:
> Huh?  Isn't the whole point of hotplug to notice hardware that gets
> physically added to the system?  So they wouldn't have been present at
> boot time.

If an interface is not present at boot time, /etc/init.d/networking
will still bring it up at boot time if you have marked it auto. It
will of course fail, but the interface will still be listed in
/etc/network/ifstate so that hotplug can't bring it up later.


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