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Re: Ethernet choice menu

On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 12:30:58 +0000, wireless <wireless@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> A long, long time ago, I setup a Debian (woody) portable. It had a nice
> little interface that allows one to setup multiple environments for
> different locations, particular the IP address, subnet mask......
> I' trying to remember the name of this wonderful package.....?
> net <something> but googling has not produced the name.
> I ideas (sever brain-drain) on this one are most appreciated.
> James

You can accomplish some of the things that netenv does by adding
"stanzas" to your /etc/network/interfaces file as well.  The way I do
it now for both wired and wireless is,

########fragment of /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface home inet dhcp
wireless-essid xxxxxx
wireless-key yyyyyyy

iface tmobile inet dhcp
wireless-essid tmobile

iface eds inet dhcp
wireless-essid zzzzzz
wireless-key aaaaaaa

Then when I want an interface to come up if I am at a coffee shop, I
just do an if up eth1=tmobile and I get my linksys WPC54G talking with
a new set of defaults.  I used to work at a place that only had static
IPs so I had a stanza in there for that place as well called fittingly
"work" :)

Michael Perry

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