Posted Apr 22, 2007 21:30 UTC (Sun) by eru
In reply to: Firefox phishing filter
Parent article: OpenSUSE to drop ZENworks
Is there even a good way on Linux to check whether you are on dialup on Linux?
Or even conveniently bring up different sets of services at boot time?
Eg. you would get a menu with entries like "broadband", "dialup", "a place
where I have a fixed IP address N.N.N.N", "no network at all" etc. before
init runs, and each could be made to start up different sets of things.
(This obviously is useful only on systems normally booted with a user in
attendance, like desktops and laptops).
The SysV init runlevels do not handle this, because they are rather
hierarchical (level N assumes services started at level N-1 are running).
In this case it is not a question of network vs no network, but
different kinds of network.
I guess what I want isn't very hard to implement in principle, but
it would probably be very distribution-dependent. I wonder if there
is existing software like this?
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