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

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 16:47 +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> J. D. Hood writes:
> > and that some interfaces will be brought up twice.  The argument is
> > that neither of these things does any harm.
> But it is not particulary elegant, is it?

What is inelegant about "auto" meaning "bring up this interface
automatically" instead of "bring up this interface on boot"?

> Also, I am not so convinced that it cannot do harm, what about
> pre/post up scripts, setting iptables, eg?

"ifup -a" shouldn't bring up interfaces which don't exist when the
command is run, IMO.


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