[Bug 483657] [NEW] interface-mtu kills my network connection

vervelover alessiopangos at hotmail.it
Mon Nov 16 15:43:41 GMT 2009

Public bug reported:

The interface-mtu string in /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf kills my network
connection. If I don't edit that file removing the word interface-mtu on
every ubuntu install I do, I can't surf the web. The connection stays on
but it won't surf. My isp is fastweb, a very common isp in Italy. I
tried with at least 3 different ubuntu laptops on this and other fastweb
networks, the bug is always there since at least ubuntu 7.10.

So many people in Italy have trouble with that and have a awful
experience with ubuntu because of something that could be so easily
fixed. just google "interface-mtu fastweb" in google italia to have
proof of that. Don't know why I can't find a bug report of this on
launchpad, too many lazy people maybe.

At least, if you don't want to fix this bug, PLEASE  make sure that
every dhcp3 update won't override the file without asking, like it does
now. I have to edit the file everytime the update manager updates the
file. This is really annoying and could descourage any non expert user
from adopting ubuntu.

I believe in linux and ubuntu, and speading it between all of my friends
but bugs like this are a bit embarassing..

** Affects: dhcp3 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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