[lug] DHCP and link status question

Landon Cox landon at 360vl.com
Wed Oct 5 12:17:03 MDT 2011

On Oct 4, 2011, at 9:45 PM, Ryan J Nicholson wrote:
> Are you running NetworkManager on your install of Ubuntu 10.10?
Hi Ryan,

Thanks for your response.  NM is disabled as it caused problems with a Vz cell modem.  Wanted this netbook to be able to connect by 3 methods - wifi, cell, and wired and the cell part was a show-stopper.  Also, hoping to move ultimately to a completely embedded, non-gnome NM dependency.  

Got everything working except the wired link status change doesn't seem to tickle a DHCP release/request cycle like you would expect w/NM in the picture.

Are you aware of anything similar to interfaces pre-up/down, post-up/down directives but which are alert to link status changes instead of interface up/down changes?  I may just have to frequently monitor status output from mii-tools as a workaround.

Thanks for your response and anyone's ideas.


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