[klibc] ipconfig support for "any" interface vs "all"

Jeremy Jackson jerj at coplanar.net
Thu Nov 4 09:06:13 PDT 2010

The current "ipconfig -i any" option waits for all interfaces, however a
feature that I would really like is to continue after the first interface
that gets a valid configuration.

This is useful in the scenario where an (diskless) host with 2 or more
NICs giving redundant connectivity is being network booted.  It is valid
to continue booting as long as at least one NIC is functional, in fact it
is *highly* desirable.

I would like to propose that the "-i any" be changed to implement this
behavior, and a new option "-i all" be added to continue to support the
current behaviour.


Jeremy Jackson
Coplanar Networks

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