Speed up DHCP during boot

Chris Edwards chris at chris-edwards.org
Sun Sep 19 10:48:58 UTC 2004

* Jeff Waugh (jeff.waugh at canonical.com) wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 02:04 -0700, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > ifplugd is probably what you're looking for. If you set that up, and
> > > disable the automatic configuration of the network interfaces, then
> > > it'll take care of it for you, only enabling them if it detects a link.
> > > waproamd does the same sort of thing for wireless interfaces.
> > 
> > Whoa, too cool.  Could we seed this for Hoary?
> Network auto-configuration (including ifplugd) is mentioned on the
> HoaryHedgehog page in the wiki, but we will probably go for the new
> NetworkManager app instead of a combination of ifplugd/waproam, etc.

Does NetworkManager rely on the GNOME applet? The best solution to me as
a user would be one which combines a daemon such as ifplugd and waproamd,
but with an applet that allows me to manually override/configure it. I
don't want to have to wait until GNOME has loaded for my network to
work, because that stops services like ntpd from working, and anything
else which does DNS lookups.

Of course if that's how NetworkManager works, then that's just fine :-)

Chris Edwards <chris at chris-edwards.org>

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