Wireless and wired links. There does not seem to be any integration in my
Debian system.

I disconnect from the wired link and go into the kitchen. Net connection goes down.

Why can’t it just trip over to the wireless link?

Anyway, I sit down on the kitchen table and

sudo ifup eth0
which is
the wireless link. I usually forget if eth0 is the wireless card, and have to
dmesg | grep eth

Pain in the ass.

Then I put it up, but it doesn’t seem to work. Lets see route:

hendry@scrooge-15:~$ sudo route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface     *        U     0      0        0 eth1     *        U     0      0        0 eth0
default         UG    0      0        0 eth1

This took ages to come up. Argh.

Lets look at the network devices:

scrooge-15:/mnt/usbkey/dcim# /sbin/ifconfig 
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:05:3C:06:B1:71  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::205:3cff:fe06:b171/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1586 (1.5 KiB)  TX bytes:900 (900.0 b)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x9000 Memory:f8000000-f8000fff 

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:6B:D0:A0:61
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::209:6bff:fed0:a061/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:6310 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:7408 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:5 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3906228 (3.7 MiB) TX bytes:946606 (924.4 KiB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0×8000 Memory:d0200000-d0200038

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:10051 (9.8 KiB) TX bytes:10051 (9.8 KiB)

scrooge-15:/mnt/usbkey/dcim# sudo ifdown eth1
scrooge-15:/mnt/usbkey/dcim# sudo route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0
scrooge-15:/mnt/usbkey/dcim# ping google.com
ping: unknown host google.com

You know this is crazy. Not to mention mutt and my other network dependant applications freezing…

Is there some tool to help me out here? I do not like having to sudo around
when I change networking enviroment either.


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