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0001145ClearOSapp-network - Network Settingspublic2013-05-16 15:112018-10-24 17:58
7.5.0 Updates7.5.0 Updates 
0001145: Add "none" to the connection type list for network interfaces
With the introduction of VLAN interfaces, there is a use case for enabling network interfaces without IP addresses. From the forums:

Add "Connection Type" of "none" to list - ie: This would allow the ability to have an interface configured, but specify that it should NOT have an IP address. While there are probably many reasons for doing this, the most common one would be for when VLANs are configured, and one does not wish to use the base interface (ie: ethX) untagged. ie: I might wish to specify each VLAN on eth0 as tagged (ie: eth0.1, eth0.2, etc) without having eth0 itself to have an IP. This can be done by having "BOOTPROTO=none" and NOT specifying an IPADDRESS=line (and NETMASK, etc) at all.
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Issue History
2013-05-16 15:11user2New Issue
2013-05-16 15:11user2Statusnew => confirmed
2013-05-16 18:02user2Target Version6.4.0 Updates => 6.5.0 Beta 1
2013-08-20 13:18user2Target Version6.5.0 Beta 1 => 6.5.0 Beta 2
2013-10-07 13:51user2Target Version6.5.0 Beta 2 => 6.5.0 Beta 3
2013-10-17 12:23user2Target Version6.5.0 Beta 3 => 7.0.0 Alpha 2
2014-08-20 16:14user2Target Version7.0.0 Alpha 2 => 7.1.0 Beta 2
2014-11-11 03:45dcclaytonNote Added: 0001312
2014-11-11 08:50user2Note Added: 0001313
2015-01-29 13:18user2Target Version7.1.0 Beta 2 =>
2018-10-03 07:45user2Target Version => 7.5.0 Updates
2018-10-10 09:57user2Statusconfirmed => resolved
2018-10-10 09:57user2Fixed in Version => 7.5.0 Updates
2018-10-10 09:57user2Resolutionopen => fixed
2018-10-10 09:57user2Assigned To => user2
2018-10-24 17:58user2Statusresolved => closed

2014-11-11 03:45   
Would it be sensible to consider the option of 'disabled' as well - meaning that settings can be configured, but are rendered inactive. if so, there would also be the need for an 'enable' toggle.
2014-11-11 08:50   
There's an "onboot" configuration option available in the underlying engine. There's also the option of taking down or bringing up a network interface on-demand, but the network will pop back up on the next reboot. In theory, we could combine these two behaviors to provide a way to enable/disable an interface. Hmmm.