divine will use ARP requests to look for hosts that are always up in the networks that you frequently use your laptop in and then set the IP configuration including /etc/resolv.conf and write proxy settings in /etc/proxy. A perl script to edit your netscape 4 preferences is included. You can also run a custom script for each network to edit /etc/printcap or /etc/issue or whatever you feel like. The ARP method is much quicker than the "ping" method that other solutions use.
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Better edit-netscape-proxy. divine will now cancel the ARP probe thread. This is mostly a cosmetic problem, but on some buggy PCMCIA drivers/cards it also fixes a race condition.
Release Notes: A switch to libnet-1.0 (won't work with prior versions), and 6 retries instead of 3.
Release Notes: A change of the source IP of the ARP probes to 0.0.0.0 (avoids network overlaps), and strenghened IP takeover detection.
Release Notes: An updated man page, and a minor kludge that avoids grabbing an already in-use IP.
Release Notes: Divine now exits with exit code 2 if it did not receive any answers.