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Wednesday Jan 17, 2007

Great package: ifplugd

According to the freshmeat project page ifplugd is

a lightweight Linux daemon which configures the network automatically when a cable is plugged in and deconfigures it when the cable is pulled. It is primarily intended for usage with laptops. It relies on the distribution's native network configuration subsystem, and is thus not very intrusive.
Exactly what I needed!
Immediately after reading this, I invoked as root
$ emerge -auv ifplugd
which finished its installation by telling me that "baselayout now starts ifplugd automatically on wired interfaces...".
And indeed, starting net.eth0 now tells me:
* Starting eth0
* Starting ifplugd on eth0 ...
* Backgrounding ...

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