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Re: whereami-like program under Fedora?



On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 17:24, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> 
> >> Le mar 12/10/2004 à 13:32, Timothy Murphy a écrit :
> >>> I'm looking for a program to run on my laptop
> >>> which will set up network connections properly
> >>> according to whether I am at home or at work.
> 
> >> Look in the menu : System Parameters -> Network.
> >> 
> >> It allows you to create different profiles and to (de)activate different
> >> interfaces and parameters (DNS, route...) according each profile.
> >> 
> >> The "user" side of this tool is "Network Connection Control" in the
> >> System Tools menu that allows user to (de)activate interfaces (if you
> >> allow users to activate these interfaces).
> > 
> > Thanks for pointing this out to me.
> > It looks as though it is exactly what I want -
> > but unfortunately I found it more or less unusable.
> 
> I must apologise - I didn't read the info you get
> by clicking on the Help tab in Start=>System Settings=>Network .
> (I mistakenly thought the Help file was empty.)
> 
> I am still slightly puzzled by these two programs -
> Start=>System Settings=>Network
> and Start=>Stytem Tools=>Network Device Control -
> they seem to overlap in a bizarre way,
> eg you can change the Profile in either program,
> you can change the IP addresses in each,
> but you can only change to DHCP in the second
> (whereas it would be more logical, it seems to me,
> for this to be in System Settings).
> 

it is.

> There also appears a bug in the programs,
> or else I misunderstand its functioning.
> I have two logical devices, WiFi and TCD,
> both associated to the physical device eth0.
> I have two Profiles, the Common or default Profile always present
> and a second Profile called TCD.
> I want to turn on the TCD logical device in the TCD Profile,
> and the WiFi logical device in the Common Profile,
> but this appears to be impossible -
> if the WiFi device is turned off in the TCD Profile
> then it is automatically turned off in the Common Profile.
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Timothy Murphy  
> e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
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