Question on Network configuration

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at iserv.net
Tue Sep 27 13:17:12 CDT 2005


On Tuesday 27 September 2005 13:57, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 September 2005 18:48, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> > > In Windows it grabs a DHCP address automatically and I get a connection
> > > at all
> > > locations without having to change everything.  Is there a way to do
> > > this in Kubuntu?
> >
> > It's identical in Linux.
> >
> > In /etc/network/interfaces:
> >
> >   # The primary network interface
> >   iface eth0 inet dhcp
> >
> > will do it.
>
> It actually won't grab a new dhcp lease if you loose connectivity, and I
> think that's what Jonathan asked.
>
> I think networkmanager [0] comes pretty close to what was asked, but
> unfortunately there's no KDE / Kubuntu frontend yet, although [1] sounds
> promising.
>
> [0] http://people.redhat.com/dcbw/NetworkManager/
> [1] http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/1465

Sebas,

That is exactly what I'm looking for.  On my windows boot it attempts to grab
a new lease each time I unplug the network connection.  I would love to be 
able to do that in Kubuntu.  Maybe I could create some script that I could 
execute each time I moved around that would do it for me?



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