Laptop without a network connection

sime sime at
Tue Jun 14 23:38:13 UTC 2005

>>in /etc/network/interfaces
>>look for auto eth0 and comment it out... that way you can do a ifup
>>eth0 when you do have a network cable installed, and it shouldn't come
>>up at boot time.

On Debian I do the above but run ifplugd which will only ifup an 
interface if a cable is pluged in (and can detect a link). ifplugd is in 


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