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eth0 not getting disabled after setting up br0 interface

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – On debian squeeze, I setup a bridge based on eth0. My /etc/network/interfaces is # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface #allow-hotplug eth1 #auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual iface eth0 inet6 manual auto br0 iface br0 inet dhcp bridge_ports eth0 bridge_stp off # bridge_maxwait 0 bridge_fd 9 bridge_hello 2 bridge_maxage 12 Despite setting eth0 to manual, it get's an ip address via DHCP. Setting ifconfig eth0 down explicitly, disables the interface for a few seconds before it comes back up again. How c (HowTos)