Bug#455485: prompt for static network configuration when more then two NICs
> > > We already have the test for the link (although I'm not sure that it
> > > works in all cases). Any ideas on how to test for a dhcp server in
> > > netcfg?
> > >
> > > Maybe using something like dhcping on all NICs where a link is
> > > detected?
> > It could just run dhclient on all NICs in parallel and take the winner.
> Hmm. Doesn't dhclient do that anyway if you call it without a specific
> interface name? We would indeed have to identify the winner for correct
> creation of /etc/interfaces.
When a computer has more then two network interface cards,
it is very likely that static configuration is wanted.
It would be nice if netcfg offers to do static network configuration
when it sees a thrid NIC.
Interresting side-effect will be that it avoids DHCP on n NICS.
( n could be twenty )
> It would however mean either moving dhclient from netcfg to ethdetect or
> moving interface selection (for the static configuration case) from
> ethdetect to netcfg.
That will lock-out static configuration.
 static in the meaning of "non DHCP"