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Re: Two fixed network cards

Dave Thayer <X0324509.lists.dmthayer@spamgourmet.com> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 10:39:44AM -0400, David Z Maze wrote:
>> My laptop has two fixed (e.g., not PCMCIA) network cards, one wired
>> and one wireless (802.11a/b combo).  Both are set up by default to use
>> DHCP in /etc/network/interfaces, and right now the wired card comes up
>> first.  I'd like to not wait to a DHCP timeout if I don't need to.  I
>> also know the question "is there an Ethernet cable connected" can be
>> asked, though not how.  Also, I don't want both the wired and wireless
>> up the vast majority of the time.
> Ifplugd (in sid/testing) should do the trick:

Aah, that looks like it, thanks.  README.gz says "support for wireless
networking, whenever an AP is detected the network is configured"; I
wonder if that'll work with my sketchy wireless driver.  :-)

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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