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Old 11-10-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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Multiple Wans - Auto Config

Distro: Suse 9.2
Nisdiswrapper - Dell 1300 Wireless Mini-PCI Card

I have two wireless networks that I use... one for home and one for work. I have written a very simple script that detects my works routers mac address and chooses what ifcfg to run based on whether or not it finds the Mac address of said router.

Here is the script

check=`/usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scanning | grep '00:00:00:00:00:00' | awk '{print $5}'`
if [ $check ]; then

case "$check" in
/sbin/ifup wlan0-work wlan0
/sbin/ifup wlan0-home wlan0

And this works perfectly just type #sh wan, it finds my network and loads the correct wan configuration... however this has to be done as root.

Now my problem is how do I get this to auto run at boot level 3 with root permissions without me doing it manually.

Now I know I just cannot place this in /etc/init.d/ because the kernel will not honor the SUID bit on shell scripts.

I'm looking at writing something like this in perl and using suidperl... or using a wrapper.

I know I'm not the only one with this problem, I just can't help but think that there is a much better way of getting what I need done.


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