Re: plip with mulinux

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 22:15:43 CEST

On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 03:34:58PM +0200, Dumas Patrice nicely wrote:
> I would like to do a more generic plip setup. In fact I think the better would
> be to add a method in the network setup, in addition to pcmcia and ethernet. I
> took some of your config and added it to, and network.cnf.

Hello, Patrice. I used your network.* files. Did you tested your work?
It contains some error. For example: "load_module plip", instead of
"load_module net/plip", etc.

I'm pondering about the better solution: a single, as you
told, or a lot of,, etc?

In a very old muLinux version, setup/eth and setup/pcmcia was different
setups, and "netconfig" was named "ethconfig".
Actually, they are joined in setup/network. Instead, the ppp link is
in setup/ppp, with standard Internet PPP.

I'm changing idea! Maybe, a better solution should be a separated setup
like:,, and

A single is more elegant, but separated setup are more
functional: you can bring up/down any single interface and also
manage a multi-interface environment. A big advantage, because it
open the possibility to develope also a, and so on.

The actual setup/network should be renamed as setup/eth and "netconfig"
must manage all common code between various methods/interfaces.

What you think?

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