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Re: ppp/ip-up vs. network/if-up

Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 00:21, Robert Collins wrote:
>> I think there is basically a general class of network event to represent
>> these, and if ifupdown is taught it, and then dhcp, ppp, <whatever> are
>> hooked into it, the result would be fanastic. That class is link events,
>> as opposed to interface ones. I.e. add link-pre-up.d, link-up.d,
>> link-post-down.d directories.
> Interesting idea.  Now, assuming that a link daemon does a run-parts on
> the appropriate directory after a link event, what information should be
> passed to the hook scripts?

I find the idea of passing options from "interfaces" as environment
variables to the script very good. I use this way to configure my
smarthost, my newsserver or my proxy depending on the network I am
currently in.

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