Re: Network Manager fails to connect to a network when a static IP is in use

On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 14:21 +0200, Sebastian wrote:
> Thanks for the hint. 
> However, I need a static IP to have access to a NFS file server. DHCP
> server is a hardware device (router/WIFI) and I have no idea how to
> make it keep the same IP address for the laptop.
> Besides, I thought this was exactly NetworkManager designed for. When
> I need to connect my laptop to a network where a static IP is needed I
> just configure my laptop with NetworkManager. Pure and simple, to make
> users' life easier and make them happy running Linux.

Happiness usually doesn't involve manual network configuration and NFS
though :)

In any case, NM 0.7 should handle static IPs fine.  For 0.6.6, it
depends on whether your distro has written a backend correctly.


> I think I would wait until the problem will be successfully solved
> rather than use any workarounds (The easiest would be just to switch
> to ifup). I thought I found a bug which developers of NetworkManager
> may find interesting. If so, I can provide any information to support
> them working on the solution.
> Please expect logs and answers to previous questions in my next post.
> 2008/8/1 Stuart Ward <stuart ward bcs org>
>         Wouldent a better solution be to configure your DHCP server to
>         give the laptop the correct address rather than use static IP
>         address on the laptop.
>         To do this create a subnet clause in dhcpd.conf with a:
>         hardware ethernet 0:0:c0:5d:bd:95;
>         Clause in it. 
>         Then you dont need to change anything when you use the laptop
>         somewhere else.
>         -- Stuart Ward M +44 7782325143
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