[ltp] automatic network probing

André Wyrwa linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 03:52:14 +0100

> Stupid question:  Is there any way you can run DHCP at home and work? 
> Then you're always asking for the IP, and you only have one config, and
> you don't technically care which net you're on.  If you always want the
> same IP, you can configure DHCP to recognize your MAC address.

Yes, that would be an option - if my fli4l wouldn't have refused to boot
the last time i tried to setup a dhcp server on it. I think i could dig
into that and make it work some day, but thats not the point.

I'm interested for curiosity in a solution that would be open and
flexible enough for easy future extension. Like being able to connect to
any future network and setup the notebook correctly as soon as i know
something about the networks structure.

The solution i'm looking for also has the purpose to make some more
things possible, not just only the network to work, but you could create
whole system profiles depending on the network which you are connected