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ifplugd(8) [linux man page]

ifplugd(8)                                                    System Manager's Manual                                                   ifplugd(8)

NAME
ifplugd - A link detection daemon for ethernet devices SYNOPSIS
ifplugd [options] DESCRIPTION
ifplugd is a daemon which will automatically configure your ethernet device when a cable is plugged in and automatically unconfigure it if the cable is pulled. This is useful on laptops with on-board network adapters, since it will only configure the interface when a cable is really connected. It uses your distribution's native ifup/ifdown programs, but can be configured to do anything you wish when the state of the interface changes. It may ignore short unplugged whiles (-d option) or plugged whiles (-u option). ifplugd may be used in "compatibility mode" by specifying -F on the command line. Than ifplugd will treat network drivers which do not sup- port link beat querying as always online. OPTIONS
-a | --no-auto Do not enable interface automatically (default: off) -n | --no-daemon Do not daemonize (for debugging) (default: off) -s | --no-syslog Do not use syslog, use stdout instead (for debugging) (default: off). -b | --no-beep Do not beep (off), overrides --no-beep-up and --no-beep-down. -U | --no-beep-up Do not beep on interface up (off) -D | --no-beep-down Do not beep on interface down (off) -f | --ignore-fail Ignore detection failure, retry instead. Failure is treated as "no link". (default: off) -F | --ignore-fail-positive Ignore detection failure, retry instead. Failure is treated as "link detected". (default: off) -i | --iface= IFACE Specify ethernet interface (default: eth0) -r | --run= EXEC Specify program to execute when link status changes (default: /etc/ifplugd/ifplugd.action) -I | --ignore-retval Don't exit on nonzero return value of program executed on link change. (default: off) -t | --poll-time= SECS Specify poll time in seconds (default: 1) -T | --poll-utime= USECS Specify poll time in microseconds, added to -t (default: 0) -u | --delay-up= SECS Specify delay for configuring interface (default: 0) -d | --delay-down= SECS Specify delay for deconfiguring interface (default: 5) -m | --api-mode= MODE Force a specific link beat detection ioctl() API. Possible values are auto, iff, wlan, ethtool, mii, and priv for automatic detec- tion, interface flag (IFF_RUNNING), wireless extension, SIOCETHTOOL, SIOCGMIIREG resp. SIOCPRIV. Only the first character of the argument is relevant, case insensitive. (default: auto) -p | --no-startup Don't call the script to bring up network on deamon start (default: off) -q | --no-shutdown Don't call the script for network shutdown on deamon quit (default: off) -w | --wait-on-fork When daemonizing, wait until the background process finished with the initial link beat detection. When this is enabled, the parent process will return the link status on exit. 2 means link beat detected, 3 stands for link beat not detected, everything else is an error. -W | --wait-on-kill When killing a running daemon (with -k) wait until the daemon died. -x | --extra-arg= ARG Specify an extra argument to be passed to the action script. -M | --monitor Don't fail when the network interface is not available, instead use NETLINK to monitor device avaibility. The is useful for PCMCIA devices and similar. -h | --help Show help -k | --kill Kill a running daemon (Specify -i to select the daemon instance to kill) -c | --check-running Check if a daemon is running for a given network interface. Sets the return value to 0 if a daemon is already running or to 255 if not. -v | --version Show version -S | --supend Suspend a running daemon. The daemon will no longer check the link status until it is resumed (-R) again. (Specify -i to select the daemon instance to suspend.) -R | --resume Resume a suspended daemon. (Specify -i to select the daemon instance to resume.) -z | --info Request that a running daemon shall write its status information to syslog. (Specify -i to select the daemon instance to send the request to.) FILES
/etc/default/ifplugd: this file is sourced by the init script /etc/init.d/ifplugd and contains the interface to be monitored and the options to be used. /etc/ifplugd/ifplugd.action: this is the script which will be called by the daemon whenever the state of the interface changes. It takes two areguments: the first is the interface name (eg. eth0), the second either "up" or "down". /var/run/ifplugd.<iface>.pid: the pid file for ifplugd. ENVIRONMENT
The action script will be called with two environment variables set: IFPLUGD_PREVIOUS The previous link status. Either "up", "down", "error" or "disabled". The former values should be obvious, the latter is set on daemon startup. IFPLUGD_CURRENT The current link status. See above for possible values. SIGNALS
SIGINT, SIGTERM ifplugd will quit, possibly running the shutdown script. This is issued by passing -k to ifplugd. SIGQUIT ifplugd will quit, the shutdown script is never run. SIGHUP ifplugd will write its status information to syslog. This is issued by -z. SIGUSR1 ifplugd will go to suspend mode. (-S) SIGUSR2 ifplugd will resume from suspend mode. (-R) AUTHOR
ifplugd was written by Lennart Poettering <mzvscyhtq (at) 0pointer (dot) de>. ifplugd is available at http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/ifplugd/ SEE ALSO
ifplugd.conf(5), ifup(8), interfaces(5), ifconfig(8), ifplugstatus(8) COMMENTS
This man page was written using xmltoman(1) by Oliver Kurth. Manuals User ifplugd(8)

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