Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30632
Configure NIC based on slot / MAC missing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:57 EDT
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.
red hat linux currently does not offer this behaviour. It is slated to be
included in some future release.
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.