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Old 15th September 2005, 10:02 PM
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Disable automatic ISP boot up connect

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:
/usr/share/doc/initscripts-8.11.1/sysconfig.txt
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

Steve E.
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Old 17th September 2005, 12:28 AM
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As you mentioned, it is your preference. But I think you're ok if you use a firewall properly on the machine itself. For example, iptables (firewall) should be started before the network is up.

Just my $0.02
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