Run commands automatically when bringing up/down network interfaces?
--On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:26:10 PM -0700 Edward Morbius
> I'm looking for a capability similar to Debian/Ubuntu's pre/post up/down
> network commands capability.
> We should be able to solve this by pinging the router directly when
> bringing up the interface, rather than waiting (a day) for the router's
> ARP cache to expire.
Have a look at arping(8) and it's -U flag in particular rather than ping.
Also read 'man ifup'. That refers you to
which talks about the ifup-post script. Looking at the end of ifup-post,
we see the following:
if [ -x /sbin/ifup-local ]; then
So it's probably the case that you could create a /sbin/ifup-local
that, based on the device name, may arping the gateway.
I was looking at my RHEL6 laptop when I was writing this, but C6 is almost
certainly the same.
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