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Re: Another Network Manager Stupidity: Swapping eth0 and eth1

On 5/9/06, Matthew Saltzman <mjs ces clemson edu> wrote:
On Tue, 9 May 2006, Charles Curley wrote:

> I have just found what may be another Network Manager (NM)
> stupidity. I have two NICs on my laptop
> (http://www.charlescurley.com/Lenovo.R51.html) running Fedora Core
> 5. One is a wired Ethernet interface, the other a wireless Ethernet
> interface. In system-config-network, I have anchored eth0 and eth1 to
> specific MAC addresses.
> I recently switched from using the usual configuration tools to NM. I
> just found out is that NM seems to be ignoring that MAC address
> anchoring. It has swapped eth0 and eth1. As a result of this the
> firewall defined by firestarter does not work, and as a result of that
> my system is wide open and has been for several days.
> This came to my attention because I started to think I may have a root
> kit on my laptop, and started to track things down. "Pain-Free
> Networking", huh?

This is not a NetworkManager issue.  You owe NetworkManager an apology,
and you need initscripts-8.31.2-1 (which is apparently *still* in
updates-testing 8^( ).

                Matthew Saltzman

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Funny I just found the same thing  my ethernet card (Wired) was a
wireless device and my Wireless device was a ethernet device.   Blew
the devices away and rebooted. created new profiles and rebooted. all set !

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