Am Sonntag, 31. August 2003 06:02 schrieb Matt T.:
My notebook needs to get connected to the
Internet via an ADSL router
when I'm in the office. No problem, I just set up the default gateway to
the router's IP and it works.
However when I travel I use an Internet dial up connection (kinternet or
kppp). But that does not work when the default gateway is still set to
the router's IP in the office.
So I have to take out the default gateway every time I use dial up
connections, and reenter it when I use the router. And while I'm at it,
it is probably a good idea to do the same for the DNS entries required by
the ADSL connection.
That's exactly the kind of scenario where scpm comes into play:
user@linux:~> rpm -qi scpm
Name : scpm Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 0.9.1 Vendor: SuSE Linux AG,
Release : 25 Build Date: Mon Mar 17 18:00:17
Install date: Fri Mar 21 19:40:41 2003 Build Host: Zert230.suse.de
Group : System/Base Source RPM:
scpm-0.9.1-25.src.rpm Size : 1758793
Packager : http://www.suse.de/feedback
Summary : System Configuration Profile Management
SCPM enables your system to save different configurations in
profiles. You can boot directly into a profile as well as
switch profiles at run time. It is the successor of scheme
Have a look at the YaST2 profile manager. It's a frontend to scpm.
scpm is also described in the green adminstration manual. Read this first
befor you start using it.
Greetings from Bremen
I will try it as soon as I'm back (tomorrow) in the office.