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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Network Manager and wired connections Reply with quote

My wired network is set up using dhclient on boot - if I'm connected,
eth0 gets the address its given, and if I'm not, it falls back to the
fixed address I use to communicate to some local hardware.

Fine, but I've now got an additional wireless connection which has to
be managed by NetworkManager. Does anyone know how to get NM to leave
eth0 alone? I'm using the configuration script
Code:

[main]
plugins=ifnet,keyfile
no-auto-default=00:1E:37:D6:F3:82,

[ifnet]
managed=false
auto_eth*=false

managed_eth=false
mac_eth=00:1E:37:D6:F3:82,

and NM still shuts down eth0 and removes its address (which incidentally
breaks some other stuff in Gnome).

And on the topic, does anyone know of any documentation for nm-applet?
In the modern It Just Works (TM) style it has no man page, no help
page, and no command line help. Oh, and the installed README is a zero
length file, very ironical.

Oh, and is ifnet documented anywhere? NM has a man page (hurrah!)
with no mention of the ifnet argument (boo, hiss!).

It looks like it's read the source time again, but with NM being
now considered all kinds of wonderful I hoped there might be some
way of configuring it.

Thanks - Will
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a reply, but not a solution - I found some docs for ifnet on the net, and realised
that it writes over /etc/conf.d/net. Once I/d replaced my standard net configuration
things worked as I expected, though I still haven't found a convenient way of
controlling NetworkManager.

All ideas welcome.

Will
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