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Hotplug! [Jun. 21st, 2001|02:06 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I got my network card working! My new one.. not the one Blythe was borrowing.

Turns out my card is a CardBus card, which is like a PCI device that's hot-pluggable. All it took was a 2.4 kernel, the hotplug debian package, and modifying my /etc/network/interfaces.

I also had to put the card in promiscuous mode, for some off reason, otherwise it could only send traffic, not receive it.

I could've used the pcmcia-cs tools (which I wasted many hours on) but I found out this specific card is only experimental and not recommended yet. Bleh.

But anyway.... KICK ASS. Hotplug rules. Everything's downhill from here... nothing could be worse than all that. Everything's easier with a network. Rebooting every 5 minutes was annoying.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2001-06-21 02:11 am (UTC)

brad's nic is a dirty slut

promiscuous mode? who picked that name?
i guess i sort of understand it if the purpose of the mode is to send and recieve traffic, but still, that seems really odd.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2001-06-21 03:09 am (UTC)

Re: brad's nic is a dirty slut

That's what I was thinking.. I mean, what's the other mode? "prudish?"
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[User Picture]From: tjousk
2001-06-21 05:37 am (UTC)

Re: brad's nic is a dirty slut

Promiscuous mode: recieve data even if it's not destined for that nic - e.g. If (On a hub, switches stop this from happening) a packet is sent to/from another computer on the local network, any card that is in promiscuous mode will pick it up as if it was destined for that card. It'll still get to where it's supposed to be, but other cards may have grabbed it too.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2001-06-21 08:52 am (UTC)

brad's nic is STILL a dirty slut

yea, I figured it was something like that. The name does make sense, i just found it amusing.
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[User Picture]From: tjousk
2001-06-21 09:01 am (UTC)

Yep, Brad's nic is STILL a dirty slut

It amused me too. I just thought you'd like to know.
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[User Picture]From: tjousk
2001-06-21 09:03 am (UTC)

Heh, That was a bit ambiguous..... know the meaning is what I meant.

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From: ex_aphasia452
2001-06-21 03:23 am (UTC)

ignore this response if you must...

but your title, hotplug!... it just sounds nefarious...

jenn
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[User Picture]From: tjousk
2001-06-21 05:40 am (UTC)

You just explained to me how I should go about getting my laptop to connect...


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