ifconfig configuration changes are not reflected in the network configuration GUI
I have seen this in fedora 8/9 systems :-
When I configure the eth0 card and give it a ip address using the ifconfig command from the terminal window and then check out the card from the network config GUI subsequently, it doesnot reflect the ip address as configured through the ifconfig command. However, the ifconfig command continues to show the new ip address as usual.
Why this ?
If I need to change the ip address of the eth0 interface which should be the prefered mechanism - the ifconfig command or the GUI.
Ofcourse I understand that, for the ifconfig command mechanism a line would have to be added to the rc.local file so that the change is effective on every subsequent bootup.