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Re: in /etc/network/interfaces: "auto" vs "allow-hotplug"




On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:40:12AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 25 September 2017 09:00:51 Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > An interface marked "auto" will be waited-for by services that are
> > configured to wait for interfaces to be up.  E.g. mounting NFS file
> > systems, or starting an NFS server.
> >
> > An interface marked "allow-hotplug" is considered nonessential or
> > transient, and the core OS services won't wait for it before starting.
> 
> Thank you Greg. Its not possible to check that because a new minimal 
> stretch install for an arm64 has no man command.  If the man page can be 
> found, zmore can read it but thats such an eyeball assault you lose 
> track of what it was you wanted to check.

It's not in the man pages anyway.  It's the sort of thing you either
find out the hard way, or because someone tells you.

Also, there's http://manpages.debian.org/interfaces

In fact, the man page outright *lies* and says they're synonyms.  Didn't
notice that until just now.