Bug 30632 - Configure NIC based on slot / MAC missing
Configure NIC based on slot / MAC missing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel-pcmcia-cs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-03-04 23:52 EST by Scott Russell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-05 15:18:03 EST
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Description Scott Russell 2001-03-04 23:52:15 EST
The /etc/pcmcia/network.opts file is missing and apparently doesn't work
correctly when present. (Is it even called?) I have a wireless network at
home and one at work. Depending on which slot the wirless device is in
(slot 0 or slot 1) I want to configure different settings for the interface
before I bring it up.

If there is a "Red Hat" way of doing this please let me know. (netcfg
doesn't seem to allow it either.) Also, if a Red Hat solution for this does
exist can it be documented for others?

My NIC is a Wavelan silver. The notebook is a ThinkPad T20. Distro is
Wolverine (7.1 RC1) using the stock kernel packages.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-03-08 23:36:13 EST
red hat linux currently does not offer this behaviour.  It is slated to be
included in some future release.
Comment 2 Scott Russell 2001-03-09 10:37:57 EST
I cannot say how much this kinda blows. This behavior is standard in the kernel-
pcmcia init scripts and even provides a network.rh script for integration with 
Red Hat networking init scripts. It's really sad that Red Hat won't pick this 
up and instead continues to use the ugly /etc/pcmica/network script hack.

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