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From: Matt Thrailkill <xwred1@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] IPv6 support in network initscripts
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 05:17:45
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] IPv6 support in network initscripts by Peter Johanson
1 Why not make the script back out of everything its done? I.e., rather than downing the interface, unset any networking things it has set. Unconfigure the ip, etc.
3 A super network interface control script would be cool too, something that is kept up to date and understands all of the Linux networking features that may be applicable. Maybe like a single script that by itself is device agnostic (could configure a normal nic or a bridge interface or some other complex, abstract thing (with ipv4 and ipv6 support)) and figures out what it should do based on a plethora of directives in /etc/conf.d/net.
5 Like right now, I've got a bridge interface on my Gentoo box, but to run it I made a copy of the init.d script and put a couple bridging commands in there. It'd be cleaner if I could just inform it about bridging information in /etc/conf.d/net and the init script would understand and do it.
7 On Sat, 31 May 2003 23:29:27 -0400
8 Peter Johanson <latexer@g.o> wrote:
10 > I really prefer the first method, as it provides much finer grained
11 > control. I've got a net6.ethX script mostly done, but i wanted to get
12 > some feedback and opinions before fully implementing. The one major
13 > sticking point is how to deal with the current "do something or die and
14 > bring the interface down" situation. This behavior would obviously have
15 > to change.
16 >
17 > -pete
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21 > Peter Johanson
22 > <latexer@g.o>
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