Request For Info - Hotplug Network Plan

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jul 1 19:31:13 PDT 2004


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:

> 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.

Moving to using iproute2 instead of net-tools can eliminate the need for 
aliases entirely. I don't use them any longer, I just use "ip address 
add" to add my extra addresses to each NIC that needs them.

> 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.

Yes, this is a known issue. I don't think that script would be hard to 
write, though.



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