Network Mangler assigns other IP to eth0??

Claude Jones cjones at
Tue Feb 19 13:12:53 UTC 2008

On Mon February 18 2008, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > Forget that lookup you did. 169.254........ addresses are link-local
> > addresses used by zeroconf to assign an address when the device is set to
> > use DHCP to get an address, but no DHCP server is available.
> >
> >
> >
> > I can't speak to your setup, but, it sounds like your DHCP server is not
> > coming up before your card is attempting to be assigned an address.
> NetworkManager doesn't (yet) do static addresses or start-on-boot.  If
> you want either of those, set
>         NM_CONTROLLED=no
> in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (or set the appropriate
> option in system-config-network).

yes, that too - good catch, Matthew - I'd forgotten that bit about NM not 
handling statics...

Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA

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