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Re: How does Fedora want "ordinary people" to manage mobile network computing

> On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Erik Hemdal wrote:
> > Any pointer on how profiles are supposed to work would be a benefit.

> How it's supposed to work:
> In system-config-network, make a copy of the interface (say 
> eth0) and name it something else (say eth0-office).  Make 
> changes to eth0-office so it works at the office.  Make 
> another copy and call it eth0-home, and edit it so it works 
> at home.  Create a profile called Office and make eth0-office 
> active in that profile.  Create a profile called Home and 
> make eth0-home active in that.  You should now be able to 
> switch profiles in system-config-network, 
> system-control-network, or the network monitor applet.
> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-g
> uide/s1-network-profiles.html
> How it actually works:
> I don't seem to be able to get devices to stay in their 
> configured profiles reliably.  I've switched to NetworkManager.
> -- 
>  		Matthew Saltzman

Thanks for the pointer.  The copy of the device is the part I missed.  I
took the profile part to mean "different settings for the same logical
device that attach to a hardware device" and not "different settings for
different logical devices that attach to the same hardware device".


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