Re: Setting up dhcp-server on my desktop machine
On Sun 07 Aug 2011 at 14:17:03 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 4:00 AM, Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > For your own sanity you probably want to add 'auto eth0' in addition
> > to the 'allow-hotplug eth0' line.
> Replace "allow-hotpug eth0" with "auto eth0". Don't just add it.
Why? Not that I'm advocating it in every network situation but what harm
does it do in this case?
> > Deprecated because things have moved to an event driven hotplug system
> > instead. But both can co-exist for a while longer if you add the auto
> > line. But in the future get used to interfaces being completely
> > dynamic. This topic gets discussion here in the mailing list
> > regularly.
> The "hotplug" business is unstable and inappropriate for servers.
Why is the process unstable? Is it something inherent in udev or its
> > auto eth1
> > allow-hotplug eth1 # to my ISP
> > iface eth1 inet dhcp
> > Then bring the interface up with ifup.
> See my note above. There is no *point* to allow-hotplug for a desktop
> or server system.
Rather a strong statement but maybe it can be sustantiated. From my
point of view allow-hotplug gives faster booting and facilitates
switching between wired and wireless connections easily and quickly.