Some options are useful for end-user (administrators), some are only useful for some special scripts.
This one is used when linuxconf is driving the whole boot process. This is not used on RedHat and Mandrake though. You generally find this command line in /etc/rc.d/rc
THese are oldies kept for compatibilities. They connect to the dialout module. they are equivalent to:
linuxconf --modulemain dialout --connect/dialctl/disconnect
--connect and disconnect are used to establish a PPP connection. Unlike many PPP front-end, the dialout module is testable like this
if netconf --connect config then echo it works do some work netconf --disconnect config else echo it failed fi
which is very useful to do scripting.
--dialctl jump into a menu to handle interactively PPP connection.
It is a call-back usable by a PCMCIA script. It is a limited version of "linuxconf --update" as it only update the network configuration. Seldom use as PCMCIA script are using other strategy to enable the network devices.
These are called from the /etc/ppp/ip-up,ip-down script when a connection is started and stopped. They apply to dialout and dialin
This is hooked to "linuxconf --modulemail firewall --resetfw". Kept for compatibility when the firewall was not a module.
Allows you to switch operation mode. Probably obsolete by now.
These are hooks so Linuxconf is called to perform various tasks during the boot process and this boot process is not managed by Linuxconf.
This is a hook for installation. On most distribution, Linuxconf use the distribution specific files to store the basic network configuration. On some distribution, there is either no usable files or linuxconf do not support them. So during the install process, the network configuration is extracted and filled in Linuxconf specific configuration file (/etc/conf.linuxconf) using this command.
This is a call-back used by diald to let Linuxconf complete the PPP setup once the link is enabled. Never used directly.
They are kept for compatibility. They correspond to "linuxconf --update" and "linuxconf --status".
The later is equivalent to the preview screen when you quit from Linuxconf and there is some changes to activate. The --update option perform the activation.