Request For Info - Hotplug Network Plan

Nathan Coulson conathan at
Thu Jul 1 18:16:32 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.

Alexander was talking in the context of the LFS Bootscript configuration
files, I believe.

>> 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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