Stop interface reassignment on reboot
I am playing around with a second USB LAN interface.
If I delete the second (ue1) interface, remove it and reboot, the interface reassignment mode ALWAYS comes up, even though it was working fine pre-reboot as above.
If i plug back in the USB adapter even though there is no interface assigned it boots successfully and previous interfaces are correct.
So if I want a stable working system I cannot remove this not-in-use USB adapter.
It seems really dumb behavior. It may be something to do with how USB is recognized, any ideas?
Gertjan last edited by
It seems really dumb behavior
Correct. Using USB NIC's can be described as such ;)
Hardware interfaces HAVE to be present at boot so the system can apply known firewall rules and other settings on it. See it as security related. Like : I find a firewall, slide in my USB NIC into one of the port, and gain access to the system ...
Software based interfaces are somewhat different - they can be created on the fly after booting up (like OpenVPN interfaces).
I recall you can add to this file : /boot /loader.conf.local some instructions to have your USB NIC activated even when it is not there during boot. Use the forum-search function to find them.
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