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Network Manager

Actually, this is a very complicated problem, and I think that NM=20
handles it fairly well.  The problem with laptops is portability. At=20
home and at work I have both wired and wireless on same subnet, and=20
would prefer that the wired connection take precedence. But, take the=20
case where I might be in an environment where my wired and wireless are=20
on 2 different subnets, and I might want the wireless to take=20
precedence. A possible solution for NM might be a set of user=20
configurable rules where the default might be wired takes precedence,=20
and only 1 interface would be configured at a time.

Another case is my desktop at home where Network Manager set up=20
auth-eth0, and I set up a custom for a static IP. No matter what I=20
tried, the auto-eth0 always came up, and I've have to switch manually.=20
My solution was simply to go back to manual setup. I had even edited=20

On 02/12/2009 12:13 PM, John Abreau wrote:
> I've seen the same problem with OpenVPN on Windows XP.  Whenever
> one of my users is having VPN trouble, the first thing I tell them is t=
> disable their wireless NIC or unplug their ethernet cable.  So far, tha=
> fixed the problem every time.
>  =20

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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