Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26675
Activate network on plugin of USB NIC
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:20 EDT
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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
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
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
I'll look into this...
This works now... new hotplug from rawhide and new kernel needed.