Bug 26675 - Activate network on plugin of USB NIC
Summary: Activate network on plugin of USB NIC
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hotplug
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: Florence Gold
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-08 06:36 UTC by Vern Gill
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-02-09 23:16:00 UTC

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Description Vern Gill 2001-02-08 06:36:47 UTC
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Hotplug should have a means for activating network on plugin of USB NIC, 
similiar to method used by PCMCIA devices
If set for dynamic IP, activate dhcpcd/pump/whatever, or if static, bring 
Iif up with that IP

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. plug in USB NIC

Actual Results:  Does not activate network, does not bring if up

Expected Results:  Activate network, update IP info (static/dhcp, etc), 
bring interface up

When a pcmcia NIC is inserted, the network device is activated, and an ip 
address obtained (for dhcp)
Would like USB nic to have same results

Would also like network to be de-activated upon removal of device

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-08 23:41:06 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.

Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-02-09 03:23:52 UTC
I'll look into this...

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-02-09 23:15:56 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.

Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-02-12 18:26:35 UTC
This works now... new hotplug from rawhide and new kernel needed.

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