columbus is useful when you use your machine in different networks (it's great for laptop users). It uses ARP pings to look for known MAC-IP address correspondences, and can do this even when no IP address has been assigned yet. columbus can be hooked up to your network script. It can also be hooked up to your apmd and be told to re-check the network each time the computer wakes up. It also has a modified version of one of Donald Becker's link check tools to check your network when your network cable is plugged back in and if necessary, execute all synchronisation steps.
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Release Notes: Red Hat 7.2 integration has been added.