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Is it enough to just say `allow-hotplug eth0`? [duplicate]

Are the following statements in /etc/network/interfaces equivalent? allow-hotplug eth0 and.. auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 That is, does allow-hotplug do everything that auto does and more?
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What is a hotplug event from the interface?

According to Debian Network setup document allow-hotplug <interface_name> stanza in /etc/network/interfaces file starts an interface when the kernel detects a hotplug event from the interface. ...
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How can I bridge two interfaces with ip/iproute2?

I know how to create a bridge using brctl, but I have been advised not to use this anymore, and to use iproute2 or ip instead(since brctl is deprecated presumably). Assuming this is good advice, how ...
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Change Mac Address permanently inside /etc/network/interfaces

QUESTION: How might I be able to specifically change the Mac Address of the enp3s0 and wlp2s0 interfaces through the /etc/network/interfaces file? What code would I have to include inside? I have ...
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Boot blocked during 1min30sec because /etc/network/interfaces

With the following config (see config file below): if only ethernet cable is connected, it 100% works: I can quickly SSH the computer via eth0's IP, if both ethernet cable and wifi dongle are ...
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What exactly do the /etc/network/interfaces 'up' and 'down' stanzas do?

I am concerned that I may be incorrectly using the up and down interface options in /etc/network/interfaces. I was under the impression that these options were simply executed as a 'hook' after ...
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Debian workaround 838871: dhcp network configuration without blocking boot process

Is there a workaround for Debian Bug #838871? Problem: I want to have a network configuration on Debian with the following properties: Automatically ifup network interface when a cable is plugged in ...
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PPPoE not working as Hotplug in particular conditions (Realtek 8169 NIC and Kernel 3.x)

I always used static ip or dhcp configurations in past, and this is what normally happens: when I pull out the cable my interface goes down when I plug back the cable the interface goes back up and ...
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Interface creation via iproute2 resulted to “Cannot find device” error

I'm trying to create additional interface with preconfigured static IP. So I added configuration into /etc/network/interfaces auto eth88 iface eth88 inet static address 10.10.0.1 netmask 255....
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How does the following network configuration differ on eth0?

I have a raspberry pi and it has 2 configuration files in /etc/network/, although I set it up I'm very new to networking and not sure what each of the lines do or what the differences are between the ...