wifi power on/off

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Fri Apr 5 17:40:21 EDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at mikusj.com> wrote:
> If the system were to use several (static) self-assigned addresses, and
> "ifconfig eth0 down" was the way to terminate the use of the current IP
> address so that the next IP address could be activated - would it be
> desirable to have the hardware power off on "ifconfig down" ?

If you create multiple interfaces for the hardware it will do the
right thing, not powering down the hardware while an interface is


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