Bug#963891: O: ifupdown -- high level tools to configure network interfaces
I intend to orphan the ifupdown package.
I no longer have time to work on this package. If you are interested in
taking over this package, please make it team-maintained.
ifupdown is Debian's own native network configuration tool, and is more
than 20 years old. A core principle of ifupdown is that it runs only
when an interface is brought up or down; there is no daemon running in
the background that can react to eventsr, although are udev hooks so
that ifupdown is run whenever an interface is being created by the
kernel. ifupdown also offloads a lot of work to its own hook scripts,
and to daemons it starts (such as DHCP client daemons and
wpa_supplicant). Despite all this, it can manage quite complex network
setups, with only a very minimal binary (88 kB on amd64), making it
interesting for low-resource environments.
The package description is:
This package provides the tools ifup and ifdown which may be used to
configure (or, respectively, deconfigure) network interfaces based on
interface definitions in the file /etc/network/interfaces.