[SM-Discuss] Network Configuration Tool
nealbirch at attbi.com
Mon Nov 4 05:38:31 EST 2002
Casey Harkins wrote:
> I've made your changes to save_device() on my end as well. I went back and
> forth between using echo and cat, settled on echo because I could keep
> proper indentation, but I agree that cat is probably cleaner.
I like cat, once I figured it out.
> Did you still have problems saving a file as a non-root user after you
> changed save_device() to use cat? It works fine on my end, so I'm curious
> as to what might be broken. Did you have write permissions on NETDEVDIR as
> your non-root user? I think I'll put a check for this in, though it
> probably won't matter since it is intended to be run as root.
nope, NETDEVDIR was /etc/sysconfig/network, but I didn't even get an
error like "permission denied", either. Doesn't it invoke "su" to get
root access, or did I read that wrong?
> I think I'll also add some special handling if someone tries to remove the
> loopback device, just a more informative confirmation dialog telling the
> user what the loopback device is and why they might not want to remove it.
> Also, if someone adds a device named lo, I'll have it default to the
> standard loopback settings.
There is a certain point at which idiot proofing gets compulsive, I
think. If someone is determined to screw things up, you can only do so much.
> I'm not sure where to add the spell, if you are going to have net-tools
> call it to configure network devices if none exist, then it should
> probably go in net-tools (obviously).
I was thinking net-tools could put in /usr/bin or someplace similar and
leaving the net-tools as it is for installation purposes, maybe add a
note that the new script is available and where it's at?
> Once we move to the new installer, I'll probably modify this script to
> work as a cauldron module as well.
THAT is a good idea, too. Net-tools alone would work, but this might be
Damn, I gotta look at the installer again. add it to the list, neal...
"You can fool some of the people all of the time
--and those are the ones you have to concentrate on!"
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