[arch-projects] Netcfg news

Alfredo Palhares masterkorp at masterkorp.net
Tue Feb 21 09:21:25 EST 2012


So i started a thread in arch-general[1] 2 weeks ago asking abou netcfg future.
Thomas Bächler replied[2] to do something, so I did. :)

I forked the project to github[3] took my time to study the code and set a testing/debuging 
environment. I also copied all the the open bugs to the github issues page[4], so i can keep
track of them for now, I left references to the bugs in the archlinux tracker for easy checking.

I closed 2 already fairly easy fixes.

But on this issue[5] i am divided in what direction to proced and my idea is:

Do a sanity check to INTERFACE (on src/connections/vlan) checking for chars that the kernel doesn't even accept
because if sysctl doesn't recognize it we should not use it. 
I would apreciate opinions if its the "correct" thing to do.

NOTE: If you use my fork from the 2.6.x branch this bug will not be replicated with the given details due to
the fix of a previous issue[6].

I have long term ideas for netcfg wich I will be sharing here.

[1] http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2012-February/024882.html
[2] http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2012-February/024883.html
[3] https://github.com/masterkorp/netcfg
[4] https://github.com/masterkorp/netcfg/issues
[5] https://github.com/masterkorp/netcfg/issues/4
[6] https://github.com/masterkorp/netcfg/issues/2

Alfredo Palhares

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