Binary package “whereami” in ubuntu lucid
Automatically reconfigure your (laptop) system for a new location
whereami is a set of useful scripts and a coordinating system for
automatically re-locating your computer within the current (network)
Typically, you would use whereami to automatically detect and
re-configure your laptop when you move between a variety of diverse
networks and/or docking environments.
Although whereami will work best if all of your networks assign
addresses through dhcp, this is not a pre-requisite and the system
allows any technique to be used to ascertain the new location with
as little ongoing user intervention as possible.
Having ascertained the correct location, whereami will run appropriate
(user-configured) scripts to adjust the laptop operation to suit the
See the man pages for more information. You may also get useful
assistance from the debian-laptop mailing list, which is
frequented by several of the users and contributors.