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Re: Network config

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On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 10:37:42AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 05 August 2017 04:13:24 tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 12:11:28AM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > > On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 10:14:20AM +0200, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> >
> > [chattr]
> >
> > > Another command that could be add to /e/n/i :)
> >
> > you nasty ;-)
> >
> > cheers
> > -- t
> Why do you say that Tomas?

Mind the smilie. Zenaan's post has also one.

This chattr thing is a good way to get out of trouble in a pinch
("who the %&@$!# is overvriting my /etc/ponies.d/foo file?"). It
might even help finding out the root cause (once you find it,
you'll also discover the small print in the man page, which was
stating clearly what's up.

Zenaan idea of perpetuating this (useful but ugly) hack in e/n/i
seemed... well, nasty. But funny :-)

> I've been using it precisely because the early 
> versions of network mangler could not be removed without emasculating 
> the whole system, AND it couldn't find a dhcpd server with both hands 
> even if it was nailed to its ass. So it would tear down a working 
> network config and leave you stuck.
> My address xxxx = hostname based home network, several machines, Just 
> Works(TM).  So I sit here and wonder why an estimated 50% of the posts 
> here are network failures. But I got tired of advising how to make it 
> Just Work(TM) and being called an idiot for doing so. So I sit, read, 
> and chuckle.

That's OK, and works... for fixed networks. Networks I have control
over are like that. Each machine there has a static IP address. Only
laptops (which come and go, and are sometimes on other nets) get
an address via DHCP.

No idea why anyone would want to call you an idiot for that.

- -- t
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