« Last post by Armor Gnome on August 16, 2015, 08:01:41 am »
Things have been hectic at work for me lately which have spilled over into my weekends when I wanted to work on this. Second smaller hurdle for me has been hardware. I really missed the advice of developers and long time users years ago when selecting hardware. I come from gaming machine builds which tend to prefer the higher watt multicore cpu which have noise and heat issues I wouldn't have with "adequate" hardware. I'll want to completely rebuild my core and two MDs to set up this test bench. I'll also be ordering core SSD which will ensure by bottleneck is network related and highlight improvements LAG provides.
What I will need help on once I have manually configured my ifconfig and lmce network settings is guidance and information. I'll want to lead this project (otherwise it would be posted in feature request) but my coding is week and my understanding of lmce install order is as well.
I know the dev channel in IRC is available, I plan to use it a lot once I know what the final config settings need to look like, and I know what the current installer does when multiple eth options. That info will direct my questions to the devs on the best way to add it to lmce.
The options I see at this planning point would be:
During initial install screens, a eth scan is performed and the user configures ports. This would allow 10/100 onboard ports to be assigned as eth0 (external) to avoid issues later. I would also have auto and manual advanced settings if eth2+ is detected.
A web-admin add-on that could be used for after installation additions or corrections to setup defined port usage.
A graphical network map feature similar to av-wizard which would guide users to proper network building and tuning. Statically assigning wireless access point IP address so their web interfaces can be accessed,etc.
I predict 1-2 months at this point.