Re: Network hardware: "Network Media Detection"
H. Peter Anvin (email@example.com)
24 Nov 2001 17:47:04 -0800
Followup to: <E167ja2-0004fFfirstname.lastname@example.org>
By author: Jeff Snyder <email@example.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> I was wondering if there was any way in linux to use what redmond calls
> "Network Media Detection"?
> That is, it detects the presence of a (10BaseT) cable in the back of the
> card.. and then does appropriate stuff (ifup/down, dhcpcd) when the event
> I remember having this in W*nME, so can linux use it?
> if so can someone please give me some pointers to appropriate sites/howtos on
> how to use it?
This is basically taking the interface down when the link disappears
(and vice versa.) Rather useful for portable systems. Don't think
anyone has implemented it, but it should be easy enough to do.
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