svn commit: r236178 - in head: sbin/ifconfig sys/net
glebius at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 28 13:14:24 UTC 2012
On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 12:13:05PM +0000, Eygene Ryabinkin wrote:
E> The real-world case is when I am bundling together my Ethernet and
E> WiFi interfaces and using multiple profiles for accessing network in
E> different places: system being booted up with one profile, but later
E> this profile being exchanged to another one, followed by 'service
E> netif restart' will not add WiFi interface back to the lagg: the
E> "stop" action from 'service netif restart' will shut down my main WiFi
E> interface, so wlan0 that exists in the lagg0 will be destroyed and
E> purged from lagg0; the "start" action will try to re-add both
E> interfaces, but since Ethernet one is already in lagg0, ifconfig will
E> refuse to add the wlan0 from WiFi interface.
Although the lagg(4) change is definetely a needed fix, the way of network
roaming via stacking WiFi and Ethernet into lagg(4) always looked like
a huge crutch to me.
Isn't the problem solvable via a some kind of smarter dhclient? How other
UNIX-like OS-es solve this?
Totus tuus, Glebius.
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