Karl Auer kauer at
Sat Oct 4 23:28:06 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-04 at 13:47 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > After a complete reboot, it all came good. I don't understand why
> > "sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart" was not sufficient.
> Because _that_ doesn't touch NM-configured interfaces!

It should not have been necessary to restart NM, because as you yourself
said, it just uses whatever comes back from DHCP. Restarting networking
should have done the trick.

>   Read the code - it
> only looks through /etc/network/interfaces, and NM only handles interfaces
> if they're _not_ in .../interfaces.

The interface concerned was not in /etc/network/interfaces.

For the moment, I'm attributing this whole mystery to cosmic rays, which
is another way of saying I have no clue what I did wrong :-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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