Interface start-up ordering sequence, multiple passes?
notting at redhat.com
Thu Sep 11 19:48:51 UTC 2003
Pekka Savola (pekkas at netcore.fi) said:
> When designing an IPv6 extension to initscripts, we came across this one
> particularly knotty problem.
> There seem to be no way to select the order in which the interfaces would
> be brought up by e.g. "network start", except by naming hacks. (There are
> also this, nowadays smaller, problem of on-demand dial-up interfaces..)
Correct, the only constraints made on ordering are by device type.
Otherwise it ends up being alphabetical.
> There seems to be no facility to run a script "in the second pass" i.e.,
> after all the interfaces have been brought up.
> Both of these facilities would seem to be useful, espcially being able to
> say "run these commands after interface X has been brought up".
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