Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> 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.

No, it's perfectly normal. Most dhcp clients (e.g. dhcpcd) bring up the 
interface if it is down before trying to do anything.

Daniel


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