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network-autoconfig: Find a connected eth interface and create an ifcfg for it

Feature state

openSUSE-11.4
Done

Description

network-autoconfig helps setting up machines with multiple network interfaces. At the first boot, all available Ethernet interfaces will be cycled until one is successfully configured with DHCP.

It is intended for inclusion in (software/virtual) appliances.

(This is a paraphrase of a Novell product feature https://fate.novell.com/309518 )

Usecase

I want to create an appliance image for a build farm worker machine. I don't know its hardware configuration beforehand; in particular, it may have multiple network interfaces and I don't want to bother figuring out which is which. I will simply include network-autoconfig.rpm and plug the cable into any socket before booting.

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icons/user_comment.png M. V. wrote: (7 years ago)

I have already implemented it. This entry exists so that the feature is counted among the aggregate 11.4 awesomeness.

Last change: 7 years ago
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