Subject: Re: An approach for detachable interfaces.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/06/1999 14:48:09
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>>>>> "Bill" == Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Bill> I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else besides Jonathan who
Bill> thinks that allowing for hot-swap replacement of a removed, possibly
Bill> failed, interface with a card with a different MAC address is
Bill> fundamentally broken.
I think that it should not be the default. Perhaps it is an option to
ifconfig, or perhaps just a kernel compile time option.
It seems to me that the hot-swap replacement for redundancy is a very
different environment than Jonathan's environment, which may be more common.
(Personally, I just resume once I get home, and dhclient configures the
network for me, or otherwise, figures where I am. But I can see his point of
Also consider the case of having one notebook and two docking stations with
PCI NIC cards attached to the docking station. I doubt we can support that
right now (imagine the poor Win98 user!), but we should think about it.
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