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Bug 75956

Summary: No "bind to MAC address" in neat for wireless, wrong HWADDR binding
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: diego.santacruz
Component: redhat-config-networkAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
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Hardware: i686   
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Description diego.santacruz 2002-10-15 08:41:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
There is no "bind to MAC address" field in neat for wireless devices (in the
hardware tab), like there is one for Ethernet devices. However, neat
automatically binds it to the MAC address of whatever device is present without
telling the user, which can be wrong in the case of pluggable PCMCIA cards.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert a PCMCIA ethernet card
2. Start up neat
3. Configure a wireless device as eth0 (nicknamed wireless) in a new profile

Actual Results:  In the file /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-wireless
HWADDR is set to the MAC address of the ethernet card (not the wireless card,
which is not currently inserted).

Expected Results:  neat should not automatically bind to the MAC address of the
present card without telling the user. A "bind to MAC address" field just like
the one for Ethernet cards should be presentr for wireless cards too. This would
let the user specify if the device should be bound to a particular HWADDR and
probe for it.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-02-04 16:55:23 UTC
fixed in CVS