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Re: Baffled by a Cable Modem



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 14:33:19 -0500,
>>   "Mikkel L. Ellertson" <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
>>> You will also want to comment out the HWADDR=<something> line, or
>>> you may get strange results.
>> It works fine for me. I like to leave that in as I have some machines with
>> multiple nics and that makes sure that they consistantly get associated
>> with the same interface.
>>
>> What problems have you seen?
>>
> From sysconfig.txt:
> 
> MACADDR=
>    Set the hardware address for this device to this.
>    Use of this in conjunction with HWADDR= may cause
>    unintended behavior.
> 
> Mikkel
> 
I forgot to add that udev is what makes sure that the NICs are
consistently named. (70-persistent-net.rules) What HWADDR does is
make sure the interface does not come up if the MAC address is
wrong. By the time you get to bringing up the interface, the device
name is already assigned.

Mikkel
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