columbus is useful when you use your machine in different networks. It is
great for laptop users.
columbus uses ARP pings to look for known MAC-IP address correspondences. It can do this even when no IP address has been assigned yet, which is a good idea when you are on a new network.
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.
columbus also has a modified version of one of Donald Becker's link check tools. This way it will check your network when your network cable is plugged back in and if necessary, execute all synchronisation steps.
columbus was designed on Red Hat 7.2 and works well there. It should be able to run on other systems as well with slight modifications. Let me know if you did so we can integrate that.
Future development might include setup tools and integration with Gnome.
columbus is offered under the GPL without any warranty whatsoever.
The latest source release of columbus is 0.1.1 (2002-01-08).
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