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Re: Bug#431066: install network/ip-up.d script to check for IP duplicates

2008/7/6 Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>:
> On Jun 29, Robert Millan <robert.millan@ackstorm.es> wrote:
>> Note that duplicate IPs can be very harmful and even cause loss of data.  For
> Come on, how often this happens? And it's disabled by default anyway.
> The major effect of this patch is to waste time on almost every system
> every time *any* interface is raised.
> It's concerning that more and more packages are adding useless scripts
> to the if-*.d directories, apparently without thinking about the
> consequences for firewalls with a large number of interfaces.

There is already a script for this in the 'ifupdown-extra' package,
together with additional functionality. See
http://packages.debian.org/sid/ifupdown-extra. Please take a look at
how it's implemented in that package and contribute it there instead
of in the 'ifupdown' package.

I agree with Marco in that this shouldn't be added to all systems but
only to those that have that requirement as this adds additional
requirements to a base package. Thus, it should reside in the
ifupdown-extra package instead.



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