Subject: Re: An approach for detachable interfaces.
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/06/1999 16:22:05
Bill Sommerfeld writes:
> i've got some scripts to stop/restart them.

For some inexplicable reason, I only run my "kill 'em all and let
init() sort it out" script when I go on-battery and off-battery.

> i've been sorely tempted at various points to teach some of htem how
> to listen ot the routing socket to notice when ifaddrs get added and
> deleted..

I have often joked that unix needs a SIGWINCH-like signal for
interface address changes.  Having ever daemon that listen to the
routing socket seems like a better abstraction.

Wolfgang Rupprecht    <>
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