Re: /etc/network/interfaces file ?
On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 11:51:40AM -0900, Greg Madden wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Dec 2006 10:56:23 +0200
> email@example.com (Andrei Popescu) wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 16, 2006 at 05:17:39PM -0900, Greg Madden wrote:
> > > For several installs over a period of time for Etch, using a
> > > net-install cd. The ~/network/interfaces file uses the line
> > > "allow-hotplug eth0". This has not worked on my boxes, I have to
> > > type 'dhclient eth0' to connect. I use an Ipcop firewall, dhcp,
> > > hooked up to a switch. I comment out the 'hotplug' line and use
> > > 'eth0 auto' the old way, and all is well. Anyone else see this and
> > > what package is this associated with ?
> > AFAICT, these options are complementary. See 'man interfaces'.
> > Regards,
> > Andrei
> Can I infer from the failure of running '/etc/init.d/networking' script
> that the --allow-hotplug eth0' is not being used to bring up the
> What context is hotplug being used? I don't have hotplug installed, it
> has been deprecated in Etch.
If think it refers to the actual hot-plugging, not the hotplug package.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.