Hiding a network interface.

Vivek J. Patankar vivek.patankar at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 20:45:45 UTC 2008

Styma, Robert E (Robert) wrote:
> For reasons which are long and complicated, I need
> to hide a NIC interface.  The test machine is a
> box with 2 Nic interfaces on the motherboard and
> a strange PCI card with 2 more interfaces.  They
> appear as eth0, eth1, eth2, and eth3.  I need
> to make eth3 not be there. (Not allowed to use
> a soldering iron :-)  ).

If it's just a matter of not starting up at boot change the value of 
'ONBOOT' in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth3 to 'no'. This way 
you are not permanently disabling the device, just switching it off. You 
won't see it in ifconfig.

विवेक ज. पाटणकर (Vivek J. Patankar)

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