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

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 18:01 +0200, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> > 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.
> Not any more with ifupdown 0.6.4-4.7 that has been uploadad recently.

Oh. That's interesting.

Then I ask the same question as Thomas: does hotplug's
bring-up-interface-if-auto behaviour cause any harm? If it doesn't,
I'd like to see that it is made the default.


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