[Freedombox-discuss] Fwd: Re: Dev: Networking Interface Config?
dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 25 15:19:42 UTC 2013
Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2013-12-25 12:12:44)
> [Anders Jackson]
> > The directive allow-hotplug has nothing to do with Network-Manager. The NM
> > only handles network devices NOT mentioned in /e/n/interfaces.
> Now, yes. A few years ago, network-manager was behaving differently,
> and allow-hotplug was a way to tell network-manager to take control
> over an interface. As this no longer is the case, I suspect it is
> > If allow-hotplug is obsoleted or not I don't know. But it is
> > handles by ifupdown. And if there is a network connected to the
> > device or not.
> > And no, NM isn't needed and should not be used on a server.
> How should we handle disconnecting and connecting network cables,
> ensuring DHCP is started when the cable is plugged in?
Two tools exist: ifplugd and netplug. The latter consumes less energy
but works on fewer network devices.
> > What to use of eth0 or eth1 depends on the hardware and what name
> > udev gives the device.
> Which Dreamplug boxes uses eth0, and which uses eth1?
We can use ifrename to dictate network device names from a configfile
instead of from semi-random udev choice at initial boot.
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