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Re: issue with detecting the right interface

On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:22:14 -0700
Kash <melbogia@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am not sure if there is a bug here. Here is the issue:
> I have machines with multiple NICs and only one of the NICs is
> connected to a network which has a DHCP server. The rest are connected
> to other networks, and neither of those networks have a DHCP server on
> it. When I boot a machine into debian live it tries to get a DHCP
> lease on the first interface with a link. Unfortunately one of the
> first NICs with a link does not have a DHCP server on it, the script
> doesn't seem to time out. Ideally it would time out and tries the
> second interface with a link and so on and so forth.
> Loading, please wait...
> Waiting for ethernet card(s) up... If this fails, maybe the ethernet
> card is not supported by the kernel 2.6.39-bpo.2-486?
> Looking for a connected Ethernet interface ... eth0 ? eth1 ? eth10 ?
> eth11 ? eth12 ? eth13 ? eth2 ? eth3 ? eth4 ? eth5 ? eth6 ? eth7 ? eth8
> ? eth9 ?
>  found eth1.
> IP-Config: eth1 hardware address 00:1b:21:b2:a0:44 mtu 1500 DHCP RARP
> eth1 has a link but no DHCP server. The interface with the DHCP server
> is eth4, but IP-Config never times out on eth1
> Any help will be appreciated,
Is there a bug report for this?

I may be able to spare some time to fix the issue.
> Kashif
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