NetworkManager?

Hervé Fache Herve at lucidia.net
Mon Sep 18 21:11:35 BST 2006


The gateway has to be given in the case of static configuration, so
you _do_ know its IP.

Hervé.

On 9/18/06, Soren Hansen <sh at linux2go.dk> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 05:01:54PM -0300, Hervé Fache wrote:
> > >Any good ideas for how to discover if you're on certain network and
> > >hence should use a static IP?
> > Don't know if it's a good idea, but the only way seems to configure
> > with the static parameters, try to ping the gateway, if fails, try the
> > dynamic ones.
>
> Nah, that wouldn't quite cut it. There's no way to know if you're
> talking to a gateway of any kind, and there are just too many networks
> with e.g. a 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.254 on them for it to be at all
> reliable. Maybe something based on the MAC address of something on the
> network?


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