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From: Ian Stakenvicius <axs@g.o>
Subject: Re: rfc: OpenRC Networking Scripts
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 11:57:42 -0400
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On 27/05/12 10:56 AM, William Hubbs wrote:
> On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 10:49:07AM -0400, Ian Stakenvicius wrote:
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>> On 26/05/12 03:40 PM, William Hubbs wrote:
>>> All,
>>> 
>>> I realize this has been discussed and there are definite
>>> opinions about which method works well. So, I want to take a
>>> different approach.
>>> 
>>> Is there any interest in documenting and supporting newnet
>>> along side oldnet as opposed to killing newnet?
>>> 
>>> Newnet would consist of the "network" init script to set up
>>> your loopback interface along with something like dhcpcd, 
>>> networkmanager, or wicd (and wpa_supplicant for wireless 
>>> interfaces) running in standalone mode to manage your other 
>>> interfaces.
>>> 
>>> My understanding of the way newnet works is that the big
>>> advantage would come for workstations that have a simple
>>> network setup and where users would want hotplugged interfaces
>>> to just work.
>>> 
>>> Any thoughts?
>>> 
>>> William
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Just want to point out that my hotplugged interfaces work great
>> with oldnet.
> 
> Actually they don't, because we don't make or remove the net.*
> symlinks in /etc/init.d for the hotplugged interfaces when the
> interfaces are added or removed.
> 
> William
> 

Although yes this is true, when I did my install I just made symlinks
for net.eth{0,1,2,3} and net.wlan{0,1}.  Once they are there, usage is
straight-forward and the iface scripts that I don't hotplug are never
started so there isn't any issue with them being there (on my systems
I don't specify all devices need to be up for 'net' to be up).

Although, as rumour has it udev is dropping the persistent-*.rules
soon so it might become difficult for me to configure my various
net.*'s in a consistent way.  But that's a side issue that'll affect
more than just hotplugging I expect.

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References:
rfc: OpenRC Networking Scripts
-- William Hubbs
Re: rfc: OpenRC Networking Scripts
-- Ian Stakenvicius
Re: rfc: OpenRC Networking Scripts
-- William Hubbs
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