netplug - network link monitor daemon

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename netplug_1.2.9.2-3_amd64.deb
Package name netplug
Package version
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::hardware admin::kernel devel::lang:c devel::library hardware::TODO implemented-in::c interface::daemon net network::configuration role::devel-lib role::program use::driver
License -
Maintainer Pali Rohár <>
Download size 20.50 KB
Installed size 67.00 KB
This daemon monitors the link status of network cards and configures
the network on plug- and un-plug-events.
It's similar to ifplugd, but uses NETLINK instead of regularly polling
the link status. This improves power-consumption with laptops, but does
not work with all network card. And it can't be configured to ignore short
unplugged or plugged periods like ifplugd.


Package Version Architecture Repository
netplug_1.2.9.2-3_i386.deb i386 Debian Main
netplug - - -


Name Value
iproute -
iproute2 -
libc6 >= 2.14
lsb-base >= 3.2-14


Type URL
Binary Package netplug_1.2.9.2-3_amd64.deb
Source Package netplug

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install netplug deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install netplug




2016-12-11 - Pali Rohár <>
netplug ( unstable; urgency=low
* Set Architecture to linux-any
* Depends on lsb-base (>= 3.2-14)
* Fix standard version
* Use debhelper 9 with hardening=+all
* Fix spelling in changelog
* Update to deb5 copyright format
2014-11-29 - Pali Rohár <>
netplug ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- New maintainer (Closes: #730573)
- Depend on iproute2 instead of transitional iproute (Closes: #753747)
- Add info about difference between netplugd and ifplugd packages
to package long description (Closes: #690129)
- Fix Standards-Version
* debian/rules:
- Fix missing recommended target
- Fix dpkg-buildflags missing
* Handle ST_DOWNANDOUT state (Closes: #652418)
* Allow one to specify custom script file via new param '-s' (Closes: #702495)
2010-08-07 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Fixes FTBFS caused by -Werror and ignored return value (Closes: #559924)
* debian/init.d:
- Drop "set -e" and add --oknodo to fix restart (Closes: #589617)
- Use LSB log_* functions.
- Drop /usr/local and /usr from PATH.
* debian/control:
- Switch to 3.0 quilt format.
- Update to Standards-Version: 3.9.1: no changes.
- Add misc:Depends
* debian/rules: Fix quoting of $$.
* main.c: Fix log spamming (Closes: #569226)
2009-10-07 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug ( unstable; urgency=low
* main.c: Make "Logs all ignored events" LOG_DEBUG (Closes: #544069)
* debian/init.d:
- use --name instead of --exec to fix "initscript: stop action does not
work" (Closes: #531087)
- change LSBInitScript dependencies.
* Update debian/control: Standards-Version: 3.8.3: no changes.
2009-04-07 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- includes socketlen_t fix.
2009-04-07 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug (1.2.9-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Fix description (Closes: #513031)
* man/man8/netplugd.8: Fix path to init.d (Closes: #513032)
* Update debian/control:
- Standards-Version: 3.8.1
- Use debhelper v7 (+ debian/compat)
* debian/copyright: Change link from GPL to GPL-2
* debian/rules: s/dh_clean -k/dh_prep/
2008-09-09 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug (1.2.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Improve rejected debian/copyright.
2008-07-30 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug (1.2.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
- includes PID-file fix.
* Update debian/control:
- Standards-Version: 3.8.0
- Homepage-field
- Compare to ifplugd in Description
* Update debian/init.d:
- Add init-info for dependency-based booting
* Add debian/watch
2005-01-07 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug (1.2.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* main.c: Write PID-file after damon()izing.
2004-08-13 - Philipp Matthias Hahn <>
netplug (1.2.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* debian/init.d: Fix pid-file handling.
* debian/control: Add Homepage-location to description.

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