On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Daniel Drake wrote:

> I don't know about older kernels, but 2.6 for as long as I can remember boots
> with interfaces down by default.

Sorry, sure, that's not what I meant.

I meant, I don't think "ifconfig ... down" state should power down the 
device. AFAIK, you boot with a ethX unconfigured, then you start a dhcp 
client WITHOUT bringing the interface up, and it communicates over the 
interface to auto-configure it and thereby bring it up. With the current 
zd1211rw you cannot start dhcp without first bringint it up, which is a 
bit weird. Not a big problem, AFAICS, but unusual.

Guennadi Liakhovetski

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