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Re: persistent interface

On Fri, 2004-06-11 at 03:23, Jim McCloskey wrote:
> The problem, though, is that at boot-time, the system always tries to
> bring up eth0 (which corresponds to the built-in NIC). But of course
> it can't typically, because the ethernet port is not usually connected
> to anything. So the boot process hangs for several minutes and then
> the interface is brought up in a confused state---ifconfig thinks that
> the interface is up, but no IP address is associated with it.  Using
> ifdown eth0 produces the error message that eth0 is not configured. It
> can be brought down, though, with: ifconfig eth0 down.

Do you have discover installed?  I found that discover likes bringing up
any interfaces it finds on boot.

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