Resetting network devices between ifconfig level and desktop level

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at gmail.com
Thu May 5 18:38:27 UTC 2011


On 5 May 2011 19:27, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
> Dan Williams (dcbw at redhat.com) said:
>> On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 18:45 +0100, Aaron Gray wrote:
> ...
>> > >> $ ifconfig
>> > >> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:18:E4:99:77
> ...
>> > >> eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:01:ED:05:35
> ...
>> > $ cat ifcfg-eth0
>> > # nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet
>> > DEVICE=eth0
>> > ONBOOT=no
>> > TYPE=Ethernet
>> > BOOTPROTO=dhcp
>> > NAME="System eth0"
>> > UUID=5fb06bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03
>> > IPV6INIT=no
>> > USERCTL=no
>> > DEFROUTE=yes
>> > IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL=yes
>> > HWADDR=00:1B:B9:D0:B4:6E
>> > PEERDNS=yes
>> > PEERROUTES=yes
>> > DHCP_CLIENT_ID=192.168.1.1
>> > ~~~
>> >
>> > this is listing DHCP_CLIENT_ID as 192.168.1.1 when it should be
>> > 192.168.0.1 and there is no file for eth1
>>
>> Do you recall filling the client ID entry in during the install?  AFAICT
>> the only places that possibly set that are the user through
>> nm-connection-editor; neither NM nor Anaconda appears to set that item
>> automatically.
>
> The other interesting part is that the HWADDR in that ifcfg file doesn't
> actually correspond to any device on your system.

mmm, time for a reinstall then ?

Aaron


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