Network Manager, Firefox and more on FC10
Todd.Denniston at ssa.crane.navy.mil
Mon Jan 12 18:14:16 UTC 2009
McGuffey, David C. wrote, On 01/12/2009 12:36 PM:
> I almost hate to bring this topic up again because it was beaten to
> death earlier. However...I'm having a problem with NetworkManager
> scribbling a bizarre netmask into my *SUPPOSEDLY* static address info
> for eth0.
> I get it configured, and it works for a while, then I end up with dns
> lookup failures. When I go to NetworkManager I find it has duplicated
> the gateway address (192.168.1.1) into the netmask entry also.
> Getting static addressing to work under NetworkManager has been nothing
> short of a hair-pulling experience. The folks working NetworkManager
> need to understand that not *ALL* linux boxes will travel...some are
> single-purpose boxes on networks that have a security policy that
> mandates static addressing. When one checks the static address button,
> NetworkManager must absolutely stop scribbling in places it
The responses I have seen to this problem in this list and the fedora-test
list summarize as follows:
1) the *CURRENT* NM does not do a (non DHCP) static configuration very well or
at all, but they are working on it for a future version, and occasionally DHCP
and NM are fun.
2) if your computer does not roam and/or does not use wireless networks, then
do the following UNTIL the static network version of NM is ready:
service NetworkManager stop
/sbin/chkconfig NetworkManager off
/sbin/chkconfig network on
service network start
system-config-network #configure as you
# # always have in the past.
reboot #if you're feeling frogy.
3) the biggest unfortunate thing about the above is that it may or may not be
possible to configure a kickstart postscript to do 2 while installing on a
mess of machines in an automated way.
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