Re: [SLE] network "location" changing
From: Ben Rosenberg (ben_at_whack.org)
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 12:17:17 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Michael George (email@example.com) [031122 12:07]:
>Under OSX, I can choose a "location" for my networking which will change my IP
>address (or use DHCP), my gateway, and even nameservers for that groups of
>settings. This is very nice for my iBook, because I can just select one for
>when I'm at home on my home network and select another for at work.
>However, I have not found anything in my SuSE 8.2 Pro installation which does
>this. I have to change the network settings in one place and then change the
>gateway in another. Not terribly hard, but when I have a portable system that
>needs static IP and gateway info (not DHCP) and changes frequently, it would
>be nice to have something that I can just select a "location" and have
>everything set in one fell swoop.
>Is there any software in the standard 8.2 (or 9.0, I'm thinking about
>upgrading to that and this type of app would make that for sure) that I may
>have overlooked that would do such a thing?
>I know I could make a simple app or script that would change the settings, but
>I don't want to reinvent the wheel if the wheel is already out there. And
>given the increasing popularity of Linux on laptops, I would think the chances
>of such a tool already existing are pretty good.
Yep. There is such a tool in 9.0 in YaST2. You can make different
profiles up for the various places you might be. I know of no such thing
for 8.2 .. I actually had to script that kind of stuff previous to 9.0
and it's a PITA as far as I'm concerned. If you are going to upgrade to
9.0 you'll find this software with it..and it's nice GUI config. :)
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