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Hello. I am on debian lenny and I am trying to make a script that will run in the background and checks the ethernet connection. If the ethernet connection goes ...
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    link down/up notification event


    Hello. I am on debian lenny and I am trying to make a script that will run in the background and checks the ethernet connection. If the ethernet connection goes down it will connect to wlan. I have found 2 ways of checking ethernet connection, via proc/net/dev and via ifconfig eth0. But if possible I want to avoid polling. So is there any event that is triggered when the table gets disconnect or at least the connection goes down and up?

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    Take a look at wicd. It does exactly what you need.

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