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This test case tests whether NetworkManager can correctly assume and pass off a pre-configured network connection. You will need a functional wired ethernet connection.

How to test

  1. Start up the system
  2. Check if there is a configuration file for your network connection in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, e.g. /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. If there is, make sure it contains the line HWADDR=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx , where the actual value is the MAC address of your network card. If there is not, use system-config-network to create one
  3. Ensure that NetworkManager is running and managing the ethernet connection
  4. Stop the NetworkManager service: service NetworkManager stop
  5. Test if network connectivity is still present (with ifconfig, a web browser...)
  6. Start the NetworkManager service again

Expected Results

  1. When you stop the NetworkManager service, network connectivity should be retained without manual intervention
  2. When you start the NetworkManager service again after having stopped it, the existing connection should be 'assumed' by NetworkManager, it should not take the connection down and then recreate it