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

> On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 02:38, Tony Godshall wrote:
> > 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.
On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:27:53AM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> 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.  :)

I actually did get to ifupdown-roaming after trying guessnet.  
I liked guessnet's configuration simplicity but it only seemed 
to have only the one network detection method: ipaddr+macaddr.
He also had the detection to configuration mapping up in the
map section; I liked your method better (i.e. detection method 
with the configuration and where possible implied by it).

I did see that you have a wireless detect mechanism, but
haven't used it (I have wireless option but use it rarely:
100baseT has so much less latency).

A wishlist item for you and/or Enrico: it would be nice to have 
a macaddr-only detection mechanism, as coming up on the wrong 
ip on a network can sometimes be disruptive to others (i.e. 
someone else already using the same ip addr).  I'm not sure
what mechanism would underlie such a thing, tho.

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