Issue in ifplugd?

Sameer Naik sameer.subscriptions at
Mon Jan 10 17:34:59 UTC 2011

Thanks for all the help Denys.


On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Denys Vlasenko
<vda.linux at> wrote:
> On Monday 10 January 2011 07:45, Sameer Naik wrote:
>> Hello Denys,
>> > What is your network card?
>> I am using an DM6446 based platform with the RTL8201 ethernet controller.
>> > Which detection mode is in use for your interface?
>> ifplugd(eth0): using IFF_RUNNING detection mode
>> > If it is in IFF_RUNNING detection mode, "downed" interface
>> > is always seen as unplugged.
>> Based on what you said, instead of bringing down the interface i added
>> the line, 'post-down ifconfig $IFACE',
>> to the eth0 configuration in /etc/network/interfaces, so that the eth0
>> interface is configured to when the link is down. Thereby
>> keeping the interface up while the link is down.
>> Now ifplugd is able to report the link status as it changes. I am not
>> aware of any issues that may arise from the above configuration.
>> Please let me know if there are any downsides to this.
> This should be ok.
> --
> vda

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