Another Network Manager Stupidity: Swapping eth0 and eth1

Dan grinnz at
Tue May 9 17:39:23 UTC 2006

Charles Curley wrote:
> I have just found what may be another Network Manager (NM)
> stupidity. I have two NICs on my laptop
> ( running Fedora Core
> 5. One is a wired Ethernet interface, the other a wireless Ethernet
> interface. In system-config-network, I have anchored eth0 and eth1 to
> specific MAC addresses.
> I recently switched from using the usual configuration tools to NM. I
> just found out is that NM seems to be ignoring that MAC address
> anchoring. It has swapped eth0 and eth1. As a result of this the
> firewall defined by firestarter does not work, and as a result of that
> my system is wide open and has been for several days.
> This came to my attention because I started to think I may have a root
> kit on my laptop, and started to track things down. "Pain-Free
> Networking", huh?
I haven't "anchored" anything, with the same situation (wired and 
wireless), and NM works fine for me, eth0 stays wired and eth1 wireless. 
Hey, it's a _lot_ closer than system-config-network as far as "zeroconf" 
wireless networking.

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