networking "restart" drops eth0 :(

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Sep 19 13:22:59 UTC 2005

David wrote:

> Just a bit more on this (just for the archive) -
> Hoary Desktop puts  "auto eth0" in the interfaces file, but for some
> reason Hoary Server does not. That's why I've never had a problem before,
> but it's a curious distinction.

It should be in the hardware detection.  You generally don't use "auto" for
a pcmcia/cardbus/usb NIC - those will be handled by hotplug/pcmcia-cs.  You
might use "auto" for a PCI NIC (I don't - I use ifplugd for that).

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