[PlanetCCRMA] Network Device Control

M P Smoak smoak@mis.net
Wed Sep 8 12:35:02 2004

On Tuesday 07 September 2004 17:05, Steve Harris wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 02:22:55 -0400, M P Smoak wrote:
> > Hi, I'm running pccrma rh9 using kde and liking it. But ...
> >
> > Under a previous rh/kde system, as user Smoak,I could use
> > Network Device Control to disconnect my system from the
> > network.  Under rh9 only root can do that.  What's the
> > command to call it from a terminal window, so I can su to
> > root and disconnect / re-connect?
> You can use "ifdown eth0" (or whatever device) to disconnect
> one device, or "service newtork stop" to stop them all.
> But, if you go to the netwrok control panel thing and select
> "Allow all users to enable and disable this device" you should
> be able to do it as a user. If you cant find it, or prefer
> config files, its the USERCTL parameter in
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
> - Steve
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Many thanks, Steve and Jason.  I found the check box via click
on "Start Applications", "System Settings", "Network" which
brings up the Network Configuration window.  Click on the edit
icon which brings up the window with the checkbox.  

Also looked at the ifcfg-eth0 file;  slowly but surely I'm 
learning a bit about the nuts and bolts of linux.  I'm finding
I like a mix of gui and command-line for getting stuff done. 
I'm learning things faster by using the gui, but like to know
how it's done via command line or config file too.  Thanks for
the lesson.