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changing gatewaydev on notebook

Here's the /etc/sysconfig/network file on my notebook:


When I'm in the office, I uncomment the lines currently commented, and
comment the last line.  Then run /etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart.  Then
do the opposite when I'm home.

Needless to say, this is rather clumsy.  How could I do this more
elegantly?  Perhaps I could change my /etc/rc.d/init.d/network script to
check whether I'm on a network or not, then repond accordingly?  But how
would I do that?

There are many things I could simplify that I don't.  I guess I like the
typing practice.  Plus I feel like if I bury too many things in scripts,
I'll forget how things work.  But this particular annoyance is becoming


Ron Peterson
Systems Manager
Wallace Floyd Design Group
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Boston, MA  02210
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