systemd - standard place to run stuff after the network is up?

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Thu Oct 20 19:22:07 UTC 2011

Le jeudi 20 octobre 2011 à 13:08 -0500, Dan Williams a écrit :

> If you architect a system that accounts for networking changing states,
> then it works for *everyone*.  If you depend on networking always being
> there, then it only works for some subset of users that have one type of
> installation.  Having one architecture and one codebase (that handles
> both cases) generally means easier maintenance, feature addition, and
> fewer bugs.

Really, the problem with hardware handling changes in Fedora those past
years is not improved handling of changing states (which benefit every
kind of system), it's the way all those changes have been progressively
tied with the desktop session, and all the efforts to shut down
everything when no one is moving the local mice, or to make every
scenario single-device stopping the old one when a new 'better' one

Servers, desktops and permanent set-top boxes can have transient network
links too (typically, when a transient secure link has been established
from an admin node somewhere), but the way those transient links is used
is very different from the way laptop transient links are used (move
everything from wifi to cable and back when ethernet is

Nicolas Mailhot

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