netscheme homeand my network will be configured for that setup until I tell it otherwise. If I go to a cafe with an open wi-fi link, I type
netscheme wifi; I have other schemes for places I go where I need a wireless essid or WEP key. It's all very easy and fast.
Last week for SCALE I decided it was silly to have to su and create
a new scheme file for conferences where all I really needed was the
name of the network (the essid), so I added a quick hack to my
netscheme script so that typing
netscheme foo, where
there's no existing scheme by that name, will switch to a scheme
using foo as the essid. Worked nicely, and that inspired
me to update the "documentation".
I wrote an elaborate page on my network schemes back around 2003, but of course it's all changed since then and I haven't done much toward updating the page. So I've rewritten it completely, taking out most of the old cruft that doesn't seem to apply any more. It's here: Howto Set Up Multiple Network Schemes on a Linux Laptop.
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