Request For Info - Hotplug Network Plan

Nathan Coulson conathan at
Thu Jul 1 18:09:38 PDT 2004

> Nathan Coulson wrote:
>> I was curious about what was going on with Hotplug in regards to
>> Networking, Are we planning on moving from our current setup to a
>> entirely
>> hotplug driven system?
> No. We will probably (if nobody tells us a better solution) have two
> variables in the ifconfig.* files:
> ONBOOT=yes: don't ignore this interface in S20network script
> HOTPLUG=yes: don't ignore this interface when responding to hotplug
> events.
> I will not move to entirely hotplug-driven setup for the following
> reasons:
> 1) I don't know how well it plays with IPX with current
> (b)lfs-bootscripts. If the IPX settings are migrated to the main
> ifconfig.eth0 file, this problem may go away
> 2) This doesn't play well with aliases. This problem will go away when
> we push all aliases for eth0 into the main ifconfig.eth0 file.
> 3) Network coldplugging won't work at all for network cards compiled not
> as modules, unless we write a completely custom /etc/hotplug/net.rc file.
> The reason for network hotplug is merely to support Sharp Zaurus and
> OpenZaurus users (I don't have Zaurus, but received a support request
> from one of my friends).
> --
> Alexander E. Patrakov
> To get my address: echo '0!42!+/6 at 5-3.535.25' | tr \!-: a-z | tr n .
> --

alright, I can live with that...

in the network script, can you default HOTPLUG to no?  [compatible with
old sets of configuration files].

BTW, try this out
cat > /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0:0 << "EOF"ONBOOT=yes

Aliases work just fine *shrug*.

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