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hotplug netwotk interfaces


Is it somehow possible to enable a kind of hotplug with the debian interfaces 

If i configure my eth0 device like:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
and i have no network cable pluged in while im starting my laptop then it 
tries to fetch an ip at startup and if there is no connection it tries very 
long till it gives up. Is there a config method that this process is 
completly backgrounded? The interface should always be activce and as soon as 
i plug a cable in it should gather an IP imediatly (like on Win2k).

Second case: wireless card. If we have a pcmcia wireless card and plug it into 
a running system a new interface is created. Is there a method to let the 
debian interface system react on that? As soon as i plug in my wireless card 
it should set it up and gather an IP via dhcp. I cant just enter that device 
into the interfaces file because it does not exist while the card is not 
pluged in.

Raffaele Sandrini <rasa@gmx.ch>
Annoyed about M$ Windows? Don't worry. Try Linux! (www.linux.org)

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