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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:20:11 +0100
From: Andreas Ericsson <>
Subject: Re: VLAN + Owl

(GalaxyMaster) wrote:
> Maxim,
> On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 07:41:33PM +0300, Maxim Timofeyev wrote:
>>> As you can see I have no eth123 device yet, but I could set the
>>> appropriate iptables rule.
>> Well, but why our networks init script does not support VLAN?
> Due to lack of human resources I suppose.  Frankly speaking, it's me who
> should enhance network scripts in Owl (at least this task is assigned to
> me).  Unfortunately, I've almost no time for this in the last few months
> :(.  Yet, we aren't have an agreement on what we would like to see in
> our network scripts (some developers had proposed to create our own
> scripts from the scratch, others said that we might want re-use etcnet,
> there are also fans of old-fashioned network scripts who suggest to just
> enhance the old stuff).
> All in all, if you want to contribute some ideas/scripts/whatever we
> will gladly accept this :).

One feature I'd love to see is "if this interface doesn't have link, 
take *this* and *that* action". I frequently switch between wirebased, 
wireless and cellphone access. It would be sweet if my laptop could just 
do The Right Thing(tm) depending on which network is accessible.

Andreas Ericsson         
OP5 AB                   
Tel: +46 8-230225                  Fax: +46 8-230231

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