network connections

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Thu Oct 2 17:33:38 EEST 2003

It sounds like you are more proposing a "locations" system, than
anything else. I am very much in favor of getting that done, and
there are many pieces of software in place, which when combined
together can create something similar, but still requires some
extensive knowledge of what you are doing with all of the pieces.

-- dobey

Il gio, 2003-10-02 alle 10:19, Sean Middleditch ha scritto:
> On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 01:34, Biju Chacko wrote:
> > On Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:08:07 -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > 
> > >   What this needs on a Linux/UN*X box is rather simple: a standard
> > >  interface for requesting connectivity to a network.
> > 
> > I hope I'm not turning HAL into a silver bullet, but isn't this the sort of
> > thing it is meant to deal with?
> Network connections are not hardware.  Many, many network connections
> are completely virtual and based solely on software.  HAL is more about
> autoconfiguring hardware as it becomes available, while my network
> connections proposal is to let users control networks whenever they
> please, along with applications having the ability to request networks
> when they're not available.
> HAL would certainly be useful for things like PCMCIA/cardbus network
> adapters, and perhaps cat5 cable plugin/removal.  They are complementary
> technologies.  ^,^
> > 
> > -- b

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