Using FreeBSD disconnected on a notebook

Murray Taylor murraytaylor at
Mon May 3 18:25:47 PDT 2004

I Think that there was something in a SysAdmin mag 
( ) regarding this ... 

It was based on the availability of / ip number granted / ... from
dhclient. After checking that the the appropriate services were started

I (creak) think it was to do with roaming users in a university


On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 06:04, Stephen Moriarty wrote:
> I'm trying to configure FreeBSD on my notebook such that when it's 
> docked at the office, I'm able to take advantage of networked resources 
> - NIS, amd, NFS. When I'm away, I want to selectively, and preferably 
> automatically, take advantage of the more limited network resources, 
> which usually includes none of the previous examples. Surely, someone 
> else has already solved this. The only reference I found were relative 
> to email.
> At this point, my thought is to disable the above network services 
> until after I've logged in, but this precludes the use of NIS to login. 
> I would have to always login to a local account.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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