If this subject has an existing thread, please forgive me and direct me to it!
As a matter of personal preference in security, I do NOT want to be automatically connected to the internet at boot up. But both FC-3 and FC-4 connect to my dsl provider during the bootup process. After some poking around in this forum and elsewhere, I sort of stumbled on a solution (probably not the only one) which I thought might be of interest to others:
- add the line 'ONBOOT=no' to the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<ISP provider>
In my case, my ISP provider is named VerizonOnline, so the file name is ifcfg-VerizonOnline.
Use your favorite text editor and be root or su. This stuff is documented in:
I don't know if it will work with dialup or cable modem; I only have a dsl account.
HTH someone. If not, feel free to flame me for wasting bandwidth