Re: network hopping tricks: an unsolicited plug for ifupdown-roaming
- To: Thomas Hood <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Subject: Re: network hopping tricks: an unsolicited plug for ifupdown-roaming
- From: Tony Godshall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 13:25:43 -0500
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> 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:
> 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.