Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 602140
Configuration reset every reboot
Last modified: 2011-06-27 13:51:30 EDT
Description of problem:
Each time I reboot, some fields the configuration for 'usb0' interface get reset, in particular, the MAC address.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add usb0 interface
2. Remove MAC address
MAC address is reset
MAC address is cleared
This is useful because the usb0 MAC address is constantly changing.
Where are you doing the configuration and modification? What program and/or file?
From the applet (nm-applet).
The MAC address in that field is actually for locking the connection you're editing to a specific piece of hardware. Which won't work here since your hardware keeps changing MAC addresses. You're looking for MAC spoofing which just got added to git master upstream, but won't be in NM 0.8.1 yet.
What hardware is this?
This is a Nokia N900.
But isn't it so that all usbnet devices have the same issues?
Anyway, I found out that depending on the order of how I create the configuration I get different behavior.
For example, it's different if I first connect the device and then configure usb0, or configure usb0 from scratch.
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