/etc/network/interfaces changed in 7.10?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Nov 13 00:11:21 UTC 2007

Jimmy Wu wrote:

> Hi list,
> I just upgraded my system to Xubuntu 7.10 today.  Does anyone know what
> they've done with /etc/network/interfaces?

Network manager ignores interfaces defined in /etc/network/interfaces, so
you really don't want anything there...

> Before (ie in 7.04), all of the interfaces were in there, including eth0,
> my
> network card, and a few that didn't exist.  In my eth0 entry, I had a line
> "pre-up iptables-restore < iptables.up.rules" to load my iptables rules
> upon network start.

This was never really the right place to do this. 
Use /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/ (or if-up.d).  However, I have to wonder how
this ever worked - "pre-up" would mean before you have an interface. 
afaik, the interface must be _up_ before you can define iptables rules on

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