Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 338461
Shouldn't show wmaster0 in net device list
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
wmaster isn't actually a usable network device; it's the master device for
things like sniffers and such. Only actual 802.11 STA devices (ie, wlanX or
ethX) should be shown because those are the ones that can actually be configured.
You can distinguish between the two by checking the 'type' field of each
device's sysfs directory (ie /sys/class/net/wlan0/type). A type '1' is usable,
but whatever type wmasterX uses is not. I'd recommend just excluding whatever
type wmasterX is rather than only letting type 1 through.
It shows irda too, actually.
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.