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Multiple tools exist to manage and switch network profiles based on the physical location:

  • metaconf (written by Gustavo Niemeyer): a generic tool multiple configurations, which can use arping to detect the location
  • guessnet: supports ARP/wireless/pppoe probes
  • divine: uses ARP requests
  • whereami: allows to run a various number of detection hooks, including divine

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