Paul M Edwards pauledwards at
Thu Nov 17 18:06:03 CST 2005

On 11/17/05, Tristan Wibberley <maihem at> wrote:
> Tobias Hunger wrote:
> > On Wednesday 16 November 2005 08:06, John Nilsson wrote:
> >
> > Or putting a script in /etc/network/if-up.d? That way ntp-date would get run
> > as soon as a network goes up.
> That would be better, the problem of the polling alternative above is
> that of preventing deep sleep modes on machines without routes to $NTPSERVER
> I'd love to see all daemons ignore the fact that an interface is down
> when they start, and install if-up.d scripts to restart themselves
> gracefully when an interface they will listen on comes up.
> --
> Tristan Wibberley

This sounds like the best route.
It works well with the high-priority spec to use NetworkManager in
Dapper, which handles the interfaces automatically and is
backwards-compatible with the if-up scripts.

Paul M Edwards

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