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    SubjectRe: devfs / eth micro-problems

    Hello Jesse , Is the perl script you have developed proprietry ?
    Or would you be willing to place it under GPL ? I find myself
    interested in it for the same reason as you are using it .
    Tia, JimL

    On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Jesse Pollard wrote:
    > --------- Received message begins Here ---------
    > > On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 16:02:39 -0400, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
    > > > (ii) I noticed recently one some machine that the two
    > > > ethernet cards had interchanged names. And indeed,
    > > > if I am not mistaken the 2.4.0-test2 change to eth_setup
    > > > causes the familiar ether=0,0,eth1 boot parameter to
    > > > assign the eth1 name to the first detected card.
    > > > I am inclined to consider this a buglet -
    > > > it is a bit inconvenient if one has to test kernel version
    > > > in the boot scripts.
    > > > I'd tend to agree. Can you say a bit more about the change to
    > > > eth_setup (not being familiar with that section of code).
    > > How about configuring IP address based on the MAC address of the card
    > > rather than what the kernel happens to name it?
    > Thats easy enough to do now - I have a perl script that parses an
    > ifconfig, extracts the MAC address and then sets the IP that I have
    > associated with it. It can even change the name of the host, as well
    > as configure other things depending on the identity of the MAC
    > address.
    > This lets me use one backup system disk that can reconfigure itself to the
    > host -- just plug it in and boot.
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