mike at osdn.org.ua
Sun Nov 13 15:58:19 CST 2005
On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 12:25:46PM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> ifplugd has done that for a lot longer than a year. It's not
> installed by default because most people don't need it on a
> desktop machine.
I don't think so (happening to run it on a desktop too because
this helps with home LAN dropping the link and then getting back
up but a bit screwed).
In reality, there's another problem against similar service being
on by default with desktop Linux -- network driver API in Linux
s3s b3y :-( This is really one of the areas where FreeBSD folks
did it right in the first place and lkml came up with *three*
(to date) different ioctls for dealing with link state, or at
least getting it. Drivers do differ in supporting them too.
See https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6693#c9 for
a kind of whitelist.
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