Re: Time to rethink ifupdown
On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 22:45:52 +0700, martin f krafft <email@example.com>
I would personally add ifrename to this list.
I would suggest udev instead.
This means you're suggesting a whole new aspect of functionality to be
introduced to udev, because udev is currently, AFAIK, only for creating
device nodes under /dev/.
and a proper interface for user interfaces.
What do you mean under this?
Like a HAL interface, or a socket, so we can have GNOME/KDE
applications easily configure networks on laptops.
Why is a socket better than proper UNIX-way command-line interface?
(Proper UNIX-way includes producing machine-friendly output.)
Is there a reason to cling to ifupdown?
I guess that there is: there is a substantial amount of code
written and tested, and ifupdown is widely accepted.
ifupdown does many things right. But it also needs a brushup. I just
prefer to start with a clean slate. You are free to do otherwise, or
team up with me. Ah, Free software. :)
As for me, I would personally prefer starting a new project like netconf
in C or some other imperative language rather than contributing to
ifupdown -- I'm not very good with the concept of literal programming. I
believe that a good, solid programming style allows to express an
algorithm better than paragraphs of prose. (That's just my personal
Alexey Feldgendler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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