Network Mangler assigns other IP to eth0??

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Feb 25 04:39:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-19 at 13:14 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2008 9:00 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> > My eth0 interface keeps injecting this IP address
> > whois
> > [Querying]
> > []
> >
> > OrgName:    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
> > OrgID:      IANA
> > Address:    4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
> > City:       Marina del Rey
> > StateProv:  CA
> > PostalCode: 90292-6695
> > Country:    US
> >
> > I have my modem (ppp0) set to use dhcp and my ethernet card set to
> > static IP:, using network manager, but the SOB keeps
> > reverting eth0 back to What's with that???
> >
> > I have no clue, but it's annoying as all hell because I have a local net
> > with drive mounts to and from my other machines. Looks like some
> > hand-edits are in order. Best suggestions? Ric
> I had this happen to me in FC6. It happened at a very crucial time for
> me, and I was so pissed I turned it off and never bothered with it
> again -- so it's partly my fault as I didn't file a bug.
> It basically ignored the IP it got via DHCP, and set it's own
> 169.*.*.* IP, quite possibly exactly the one you mentioned. There were
> no associated error messages, I only noticed this was what was
> happening through useful messages to /var/log/messages.

I have the modem set up to use DHCP, but eth0 was supposed to be static
as are the rest of the machines on my localnet all connected to a little
hub. I still have no clue why it shifted gears like that. Like you,
first looking at the logfile then ifconfig kept showing the bogus IP
address. Thanks, Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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