/etc/network/interfaces changed in 7.10?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Fri Nov 23 22:12:14 UTC 2007

Marius Gedminas wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 01:49:14PM -0500, Jimmy Wu wrote:
>> All right, I've created the script suggested by Marius Gedminas, made it
>> executable, put it in /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/, rebooted, and nothing
>> happened (no iptables rules) :-(
> Well, I did say that I never tested it...  It's very likely that
> NetworkManager completely ignores these /etc/network/ scripts.

No, I use them routinely.  I restart fetchmail and fetchnews on every
interface event.
>> Any suggestions?
> Load the iptables rules on boot rather than when a network interface
> comes up?  IIRC /etc/init.d/iptables even has built-in support for this:
> you set up your firewall, then run 'sudo /etc/init.d/iptables save active'
> and it will automatically restore that setup on boot.

I really don't like that.  It can work, but some rulesets actually depend on
the particular IP address you have - which you don't know until if-up time.

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