On Fri, 2012-08-24 at 10:44 +0200, Andrew Shadura wrote: > Hello, > > On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:51:27 +0100 > Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > What I mean is that this still happens: > > > # ifup eth0 > > ... > > # ifconfig eth0 down > > # ifup eth0 > > ifup: interface eth0 already configured > > Why should it happen otherwise? You did *NOT* deconfigure the interface. It certainly isn't in the state that 'ifup' put it the first time. I want it back in that state now, why won't it do that? > > People talk about how ifupdown works well with other configuration > > tools, unlike Network Manager. But it doesn't, it only knows how to > > undo the configuration specified in /etc/network/interfaces. > > ...and NM can't do anything at all which it doesn't know about. > > How do you suppose it's possible to undo arbitrary network > configuration done by arbitrary set of tools when there's no central > place to hold such information (and can't possibly be)? There is, it's called the kernel. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
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