Some bugs

Matthew S-H mathbymath at
Thu May 12 11:48:18 UTC 2005

On May 12, 2005, at 3:45 AM, Frank Schafer wrote:

> Hi,
> ------------------------------- ONE --------------------------------
>> ...
>> Setting up network interfaces       [OK]
>> ...
> after login network-admin reports that eth0 is configured and active.
> A typical user (human being) is probably considering a configured and
> active network interface to be a FUNCTIONAL network interface.
> If I (what a typical user won't do) open a terminal and run 
> ``ifconfig''
> I see that the interface doesn't have an IP address.
> Consider this to be a bug
This isn't a bug.  The fact that the network interface isn't connected 
to anything doesn't mean it isn't "functional".  If it wasn't 
functional, then you wouldn't be able to use it even if you did connect 
something.  Its like saying a computer isn't functional simply because 
noone is using it.
> --------------------------------- TWO -------------------------------
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
Don't know about that one.

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