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It's taken a lot of time, sweat and blood ''(yes, I cut my finger whilst swapping cables testing link carrier detection!)'', but dhcpcd-5 is now cut. No-one has reported any issues for quite some time, so either my work is really good or no-one has been testing it - let's hope it's the former :)

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Linux ifconfig truely sucks. It cannot handle multiple inet addresses easily (using aliases for the interface name sucks). Also ifconfig sucks for a lot of scripting usage. Whilst iproute2 is a lot friendlier, it's also not ifconfig - which makes portable(ish) network configuration a lot harder.

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Crusing

life

So I've been away on a Cruise to France and Spain, aboard the Oceana to celebrate my Parents Ruby Wedding Anniversary (was last year, but the arrival of Robyn delayed things). It was my first cruise and it was a very enjoyable experience, which the exception of getting an acute allergic reaction f...

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Some toss pot decided that he wanted my headlights and grill. Luckily my insurance covers it, sadly there's an excess which is marginally more than the private quote I had. But it was a rushed quote and there's no guarantee the other headlight even works, so through the insurance company it goes.

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The should be the last experimental release of dhcpcd-4.99 as the last feature I wanted is now in - ARP ping support. This is handy for mobile sites that require a static IP. You can configure it like so:

interface bge0
arping 192.168.0.1

# 192.168.0.1 exists on more than one site
# so we diffe...

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