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7<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract>
12For laptop users or people who move their computer around different networks.
13</abstract>
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9<version>1.0</version> 15<version>7.0</version>
10<date>2005-06-06</date> 16<date>2006-08-30</date>
11 17
12<section> 18<section>
13<title>Network Management</title> 19<title>Network Management</title>
14<body> 20<body>
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16<p> 22<p>
17If you and your computer are always on the move, you may not always have an 23If you and your computer are always on the move, you may not always have an
18ethernet cable or plugged in or an access point available. Also, we may want 24ethernet cable or plugged in or an access point available. Also, we may want
19networking to automatically work when an ethernet cable is plugged in or an 25networking to automatically work when an ethernet cable is plugged in or an
20access point is found.</p> 26access point is found.
27</p>
21 28
22<p> 29<p>
23Here you can find some tools that helps you manage this. 30Here you can find some tools that helps you manage this.
24</p> 31</p>
25 32
26<note> 33<note>
27This document only talks about ifplugd, but there are alternatives you can 34This document only talks about <c>ifplugd</c>, but there are alternatives you
28look into like quickswitch 35can look into like <c>quickswitch</c>.
29</note> 36</note>
30 37
31</body> 38</body>
32</section> 39</section>
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34<section> 40<section>
35<title>ifplugd</title> 41<title>ifplugd</title>
36<body> 42<body>
37 43
38<p> 44<p>
40daemon that starts and stops interfaces when an ethernet cable is inserted or 46daemon that starts and stops interfaces when an ethernet cable is inserted or
41removed. It can also manage detecting association to Access Points or when new 47removed. It can also manage detecting association to Access Points or when new
42ones come in range. 48ones come in range.
43</p> 49</p>
44 50
45<pre caption="install ifplugd"> 51<pre caption="Installing ifplugd">
46# <i>emerge sys-apps/ifplugd</i> 52# <i>emerge sys-apps/ifplugd</i>
47</pre> 53</pre>
48 54
49<p> 55<p>
50Configuration for ifplugd is fairly straightforward too. The configuration file 56Configuration for ifplugd is fairly straightforward too. The configuration file
51is held in <path>/etc/conf.d/ifplugd</path><br/> 57is held in <path>/etc/conf.d/ifplugd</path>. Run <c>man ifplugd</c> for details
52<c>man ifplugd</c> for details on what the variables do. 58on what the variables do.
53</p> 59</p>
54 60
55<pre caption="sample ifplug configuration"> 61<pre caption="sample ifplug configuration">
56<comment># Define which interfaces we monitor</comment> 62<comment># Define which interfaces we monitor</comment>
57INTERFACES="eth0" 63INTERFACES="eth0"

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