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       ifplugd - A link detection daemon for ethernet devices


       ifplugd [options]


       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 support link beat querying as always


       -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:

       -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:

       -I | --ignore-retval
              Don't  exit  on  nonzero return value of program executed on link change. (default:

       -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 detection, 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.)


       /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.


       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.


       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)


       ifplugd  was  written by Lennart Poettering <mzvscyhtq (at) 0pointer (dot) de>. ifplugd is
       available at


       ifplugd.conf(5), ifup(8), interfaces(5), ifconfig(8), ifplugstatus(8)


       This man page was written using xmltoman(1) by Oliver Kurth.