Debian Package a Day (debaday) wrote,
Debian Package a Day

ifplugd - A configuration daemon for ethernet devices

ifplugd is a daemon which will automatically configure your ethernet device when a cable is plugged in and automatically unconfigure it if the cable is pulled. This is useful on laptops with onboard network adapters, since it will only configure the interface when a cable is really connected.

Some features:
  • May beep when the cable is unplugged, plugged, the interface configuration succeeded or failed.
  • Syslog support
  • small
  • Multiple ethernet interface support
  • Support for wireless networking. Whenever an association to an AP is detected the network is configured. Have a look on waproamd if you need a facility to configure WEP keys before AP associations succeed.
  • Compatibility mode for network devices which do not support cable detection

Bill J. says, "all I can say is that if is nice to just plug in and not have to restart networking or issue the pump command."

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