Subject: Re: An approach for detachable interfaces.
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/06/1999 01:15:19
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:

> That said: I would really like to be able to unwedge a 3c589C on
> yesterday's -current by just popping it and re-inserting it.  Provided
> it really is the *same* card.  What if, say, I was on a 10base2 net, I
> pop out a 3c589C, and I pop in a 3c589D that doesnt *have* 10base2?

You lose.

In fact, as a minimal (but VERY useful!) situation, I want to be able
to unplug my wired ethernet and plug in the wavelan card.  Without

As things stand now, I cannot do this.  So, from my POV, things can't
get worse.