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[mininet-discuss] Switch ports sending out dhcp requests

Keith Ouellette KeithO at
Mon Apr 21 13:36:35 PDT 2014

That seems to have stopped it. Thanks!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Sukhbir Singh [ at] 
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 3:04 PM
To: Keith Ouellette
Cc: mininet-discuss at
Subject: Re: [mininet-discuss] Switch ports sending out dhcp requests

> owned by the interface (shown in the ifconfig command). Is there a way 
> to not have the switch ports request dhcp? The command I am using is:
> sudo mn --custom ~/mininet/custom/ --topo test,10,2 --mac 
> --switch ovsk --controller remote,ip= 
> --ipbase=
> It is creating a bunch of unnecessary requests that makes it harder to 
> debug other issues.

This seems to be a problem with the network manager in 13.10. Ticket:

A temporary fix for this is:

    sudo stop network-manager

And then you can start it again when you need it after stopping Mininet.

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