Do you use your laptop in different network environments ?
At home ? In the office ? At a customers site ?
If yes, the small package "netenv" might be useful for you. When
booting your laptop it provides you with a simple interface from
which you can choose the current network environment. If you are
the first time in an environment, you can enter the basic data
for later reuse. Click here to see a screenshot
of netenv's interface or - even better - read the documentation.
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Right now I finished 0.94. Some changes are:
- keyword dhcp may be used for new environments
- Docs rewritten
- Variables BOOTPROTO and STARTMODE introduced for ifup
- Examples adopted to current distributions using ifup
- Example netenv_setup_debian_example for Debian non PCMCIA-users
If you want it, click here for the tar-file. or here for an rpm-package.
Recently I changed to SuSE 8.1. It seems to me that at least SuSE,
RedHat and Mandrake now use /etc/sysconfig and ifup to configure the
NICs but there still might be some differences. So when it comes to
system start, netenv sometimes may need additional tweaking. This
is where you can help me, if you are using e.g. RedHat or Mandrake or
Debian or whatever I don't have access to. Checkout netenv on your
distribution and give me feedback !
Downloads / Packages / Versions
Netenv has been around for Debian quite a while . Please check out Debian.
Unfortunately they still distribute netenv 0.82 only AFAIK. Frank
Küster is working on a new Debian package, see
SuSE / RedHat / Mandrake
SuSE should work out of the box using this rpm-package. RedHat and
Mandrake-users should give it a try too.
Mandrake users may
want to disable vga=nnn in their lilo.conf due to problems with the
splash screen. Furthermore I got reports of problems with netenv on
Mandrake. These were caused by Mandrake's cdialog failing.
Fernando M. Roxo da Motta took
netenv-0.94-2 and added support for Conectiva Linux. Here are his
packages netenv-0.94-1cl.noarch.rpm and
Here is an RPM-package ready for
RedHat 6.1 or 6.2 or 7.0 or the equivalent Mandrake versions . If you
are interested in the source, here it
is. If you want a tar file, click here
Gerd Bavendiek email@example.com
Last modified: Mon Feb 28 22:00:27 CET 2005