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/etc/net represents a new approach to Linux network configuration tasks. Inspired by the limitations of traditional network configuration subsystems, /etc/net provides built-in support for configuration profiles, interface name management, removable devices, full iproute2 command set, interface dependencies resolution, QoS, and firewall configuration frameworks. /etc/net provides support for the following interface types: ethernet, WiFi (WEP), IPv4/IPv6 tunnels, PSK IPSec tunnels, VLAN, PLIP, ethernet bonding and bridging, traffic equalizer, Pent@NET, Pent@VALUE, SkyStar-2, TUN/TAP, OpenVPN TUN/TAP, usbnet, and PPP. Due to its modular structure, support for new interface types can be added without overall design changes.

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Recent releases

  •  23 Jan 2011 19:27

    Release Notes: Actual BOOTPROTO separators now match those in the man page. Return codes in WPA handling are justified. Now firewall "human syntax" is definitely disabled. An unnecessary message for OpenVPN interfaces is suppressed. A README for OpenVPN is included.

    •  23 Jan 2011 19:26

      Release Notes: Profiles handling was broken in a previous release; this has been fixed. There is a profiling fix for ossh tunnels. The bridge processing code has been rearranged to resolve DHCP and STP issues. Justified return code handling for wireless.

      •  20 Mar 2009 18:59

        Release Notes: This maintenence release mostly features user-contributed patches and bugfixes: wlanconfig/madwifi support, openresolv support, kernel module options support in the firewall code, OpenVPN, and general performance improvements.

        •  13 Jul 2008 23:32

          Release Notes: This maintenance release features a bugfix for ifplugd-enabled interfaces and some minor improvements in QoS and firewall processing code. Configuration examples were updated as well.

          •  11 Apr 2008 07:06

            Release Notes: This maintenance release features fixes for DHCP and VLAN processing, for handling of removable interfaces shutdown, and for OpenVPN and OpenSSH tunnels. More documentation has been included in the tarball.


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