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Re: What are your unsatisfied NetworkManager use cases?



On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:23:43 -0500
> "Arthur Pemberton" <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
>
>> So please reply with a use case that you have that is not covered, I
>> will attempt to collect clarify and log them on the wiki (just
>> reactivated my account).
>
> Another problem is that the dhclient-script man page has always had feeble, but
> at least existing documentation on the scripts you can define to manually provide
> information that isn't provided by the DHCP protocol. Things like
> /etc/dhclient-exit-hooks, etc.
>
> They are just shell scripts. Anyone who can invoke the shell could
> invoke the script, but somehow NetworkManager doesn't feel the need
> to conform to existing standards or provide backward compatibility
> for people with existing dhclient scripts. It doesn't run them, and
> besides not running them, it has no documentation on any kind of
> alternative that might be able to do similar things.
>
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Scripts in /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ get invoked after
connections are made and severed.  $1 is the interface, $2 is the
state (up or down).


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