managing ethernet and wireless interfaces
I would like to know how linux laptop users are managing multiple
interfaces (eth and wifi).
I use ethernet with DHCP regardless of location. Wireless one location
WEP, other location WPA.
By choice none of my interfaces are initialised on boot. I prefer to
bring them up using ifup(8).
Below is essentially my /etc/network/interfaces file:
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp # Wireless
iface eth1 inet dhcp # Ethernet
After managing to get WPA to work, I started hacking around in
interfaces(5) but got no where. Now if I action `ifup eth0` with the
eth1 line commented out I get:
DHCPREQUEST on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
If the ethernet cable is plugged in, it will get the DHCPACK:
DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
bound to 192.168.1.117 -- renewal in 43200 seconds.
Why is eth1 making DHCPREQUEST ? Further it would be great if someone
chould show how the mapping works as I am getting no results.
Additionally if you are using any other packages for managing multiple
interfaces please let me know!