Re: NM looses connection and/or doesn't use dhcp
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Xamindar <junkxamindar gmail com>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: NM looses connection and/or doesn't use dhcp
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 10:31:43 -0500
On Sun, 2007-11-04 at 00:01 -0700, Xamindar wrote:
> Man, no one knows? This is a reall big problem and should be fixed. Am
> I using an older version od NetworkManager and this has already been
> fixed then?
> Xamindar wrote:
> > I have started to have some problems with networkmanager lately. I am
> > running version 0.6.5_p20070823.
> > First thing: when I come home from work where I was connected using a
> > static IP (at work I stop NM, set the static IP, then on reboot the PC
> > goes back to it's dhcp settings) for some odd reason NM keeps setting my
> > work IP and doesn't renew the IP for my home network. This is a recent
> > occurrence and I can't figure out why it started doing it.
Interaction with static IPs isn't really supported with 0.6.x well; NM
is supposed to flush the addresses on the interface when it brings the
connection up. It may be that your distro has implemented a backend
that tells NM to pull static IP settings from other distro config bits
(/etc/interfaces, /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* for example).
In that case, NM will use the static IP specified for that interface.
With 0.6.x, either you use static IP for the interface _all_ the time,
or you use DHCP all the time. 0.6.x and earlier weren't really
targetted at the static IP use-case. But 0.7 made good static IP
support an explicit goal and it'll be a lot better there.
> > Secondly, at random times I will loose my connection. The IP is still
> > there but I think NM messes up the default route info. Restarting NM
> > fixes it or simply setting the default route manually does it. Why is
> > it doing this?
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