Question on Network configuration

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at iserv.net
Wed Sep 28 09:36:05 CDT 2005


On Wednesday 28 September 2005 08:58, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > 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?
>
> Oh, that's still overkill.  Just run ifplugd (& waproamd if you want to go
> wirelessly).  ifplugd can take a few minutes to notice a network change -
> that's probably configurable, though.
> --
> derek

Any way to setup ifplugd to detect if a network is not connected and then it 
becomes connected?  Also anyway to stop boot up from taking so long if there 
is not a network connection?



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