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The following is the beginning of a seed for a standards file about
how things should be done in Indy.
When a package duplicates a package of the "mother" distrib (presently
RedHat) the Release field must contain the word "Indy" as a suffix.
This is needed for knowing at a glance what packages in Indy need to
be rebuilt after a new version of the mother distrib in order to keep
the specific additional features in Indy
Daemons who depend not merely on networking being up but also on acess
to the outside world (non-permanent links) should when started source
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/functions and check for the function
permanent link in order to not enter "online" mode until the link is
brought up. Note that there are daemons who could and should be up
even in case there is no permanent link: they just need to be notified
when the lik is up.
Those who would need to take special action when the line
is brought up (or down) like activating or deactivating a proxy,
shipping mail,etc should place an executable /bin/sh script under
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/dialup/ accepting the arguments "online"
Jean Francois Martinez
Project Independence: Linux for the Masses