Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109735
automatically configure the ethernet device when a cable is plugged in
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:40:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
Linux should automatically configure your ethernet device when a cable
is plugged in and automatically unconfigure it if the cable is pulled.
If you're familiar with Windows XP, which just does the Right Thing
when you plug an ethernet cable into a laptop, this will need no
There are 2 projects that do just that:
Fedora Core 2 comes with netplugd daemon which is part of net-tools
package and seems to be working fine so far.
NB (you should uncheck "Activate device when computer starts" setting
on all network devices, so that you don't waste time trying to bring
up an ethernet device without a cable being plugged in. )
I am closing this bug since the functionality seems to be present in
FC2 even though it is not enabled be default.