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Re: interface name optional in wake(8)
Am 08.01.2010 um 00:51 schrieb Matthias Scheler:
On 5 Jan 2010, at 6:28, Marc Balmer wrote:
That said, if allowing not to specify an interface and there are
multiple available ones, would it make sense to exit with an error
instead of sending the packet over a random interface? Unless a
is given to use all interfaces, of course.
That is exactly the beahviour we have now (after my last commit).
May I suggest that "wake" prints out the name of the ethernet
in the auto detection case? This will make it easier for the user to
realise if "wake" is picking another interface than expected.
It never picks another interface if you specify one on the command
line. It picks the only one available if you don't specify one, and
only if there is exactly one interface up and running.
I don't think wake(8) should produce any output besides error
messages. If you insist, then I would prefer a syslog message, since
wake(8) is run from cronjobs here and I don't want to get email about
the interface selection...
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/
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