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5. Command line

Once configured, a configuration may be activated using the command line.

        netconf --connect config [--fore]

Normally, Linuxconf establishes the connection and manages in the background. The --fore option prevents this. In fact Linuxconf does not stay alive but simply gives control to pppd and uses the -detach option.

The --fore option is normally used for a permanent link controlled by the init daemon. A line such as,

        i1:5:respawn:/bin/netconf --connect site --fore

in the /etc/inittab file is all that is needed to keep alive a permanent link. Linuxconf should manage this transparently one day using a single checkbox (permanent link?) in the configuration dialog.

        netconf --disconnect config

will terminate the connection.

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