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

Phil Howard kunnskaperen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 19:49:18 PDT 2010

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Jeremy Jackson <jerj at coplanar.net> wrote:
> 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.

Sounds very useful to me.  At work I have lots of machines set up with
fallback NICs and they are not always all connected.  I don't want one
failing cable or one failing (or out for work) switch to prevent me
from booting up.

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