[ILUG] how to manage multiple nics,
multiple networks on a laptop?
Paul Mc Auley
paul at peema.org
Tue Mar 14 22:39:47 GMT 2006
On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 22:29:42 +0000
"Philip Trickett (List)" <phil-ml at techworks.ie> wrote:
| On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 19:51 +0000, Paul Mc Auley wrote:
| > On Tue, 14 Mar 2006 16:36:27 +0000 jm at jmason.org (Justin Mason) wrote:
| > | "iwlist scan", the presence of ethernet signal according to mii-tool, the
| > Which reminds me, is there a way for an ordinary user to determine link
| > status short of having the information collected by a root task? I had a
| > general dig around /proc and /sys but couldn't find a reliable candidate.
| Erm, there is a nice app called NetworkManager:
Ah, I realise now that it wasn't immediately obvious that I meant the
(wired) ethernet link status.
That and the first thing NetworkManager says to me is that I must be root
to run it.
The general idea of what I have in mind is to be able to determine from a
script or unprivileged program if there is a live cable in the ethernet
port at the back of the machine. My current thinking is in terms of a
dockapp or similar which can indicate what the current method of
connection is or what is available.
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