Subject: Re: Flexible interface selection
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Feico Dillema <email@example.com>
Date: 08/12/2001 13:20:20
On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 07:40:52PM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <20010812023740.G7429@pasta.cs.uit.no>, Feico Dillema writes:
> >On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 06:30:14PM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:
> >> I'm trying to find a clean way to express a feature I sort of want. The
> >> feature is this: When my wireless card is plugged in, I want NetBSD to
> >> use it. When it's not, I want NetBSD to use the ethernet port.
> >Hmmm, cannot you already do all this using /etc/ifconfig.<ifn> files?
> I don't think so, because I want only one interface configured, and whichever
> one it is, I want it to get the machine's address, which doesn't change. So,
> if I have an ifconfig.tlp0, and the wireless is in, the tulip *also* gets
> configured, which I don't want.
how about a line in ifconfig.tlp0 like:
!ifconfig -s an0 || ifconfig $int etc...
this will only configure tlp0 if an0 is not there or doesn't see a
network. I use that to let the an0 try different network settings
(home network, university network, city network etc...)