Re: Annoying NetworkManager "feature"
- From: Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com>
- To: Gene Czarcinski <gene czarc net>
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Annoying NetworkManager "feature"
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:59:44 -0500
On Mon, 2009-08-24 at 13:08 -0400, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> I like a lot about how NetworkManager works. I especially like the way it
> handles wireless connects.
> However, there is a NetworkManager "feature" that is extremely annoying:
> creating new/additional device entries in its list of devices ... sometimes
> one or more additional entries with the same name and sometimes "Auto eth_"
Which new/additional device entries and what are their names? When this
happens, can you run 'nm-tool' for me and paste the output in here?
The "Auto eth_" entries are there so that you can connect to *something*
by clicking on it even when there's configuration defined. Otherwise,
you'd have nothing in the menu and no way to connect the device. There
are a few corner cases where more than one could appear, but I haven't
seen those in quite a while.
> This has become especially annoying with a qemu-kvm guest where on of the NICs
> needs to have "Use this entry for network connections only on its network"
> checked ... new entries are created when NetworkManager starts which do not
> have the check.
> If there a way to disable this feature? [new/additional entries]
Do you have backing system connections for any of these devices?
Basically, a fake "auto" connection will be shown for any device that
doesn't already have a connection defined either in GConf or via
system-settings (/etc/network/interfaces for Debian/Ubuntu, ifcfg for
suse/fedora, and /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections for all distros
depending on the plugin that's been enabled
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