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Re: network hopping tricks: an unsolicited plug for ifupdown-roaming

On Thursday 05 June 2003 07:27, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 02:38, Tony Godshall wrote:
> > There's been a lot of discussion on this list about tools to
> > detect which network a laptop is connected to and configure
> > various things.  [...]  I've tried several, and I think I
> > advocated whereami to someone at some point
> whereami works but it is harder to configure than ifscout
> and (more seriousl) is incompatible with ifupdown, the
> standard network-interface management package.

I am not at all sure I understand what you mean that whereami
and ifupdown are incompatible.  I use them both on my machine
all the time.  

> > but it seems Thomas Hood's
> > ifupdown-roaming is the best so far!  His solution has the
> > configuration reside entirely in /etc/networks/interfaces.
> > And in many instances needs almost no configuration at all.
> Yes.
> Please note that the features of ifscout are in the process
> of being integrated into guessnet by the intrepid Enrico
> Zini.  The work is not yet complete; the guessnet release in
> sid (0.21) is broken and lacks some important features.
> However, once the work is done, guessnet will work like
> ifscout, only faster.  :)

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