When I use the "Network" tool from the "System Settings" application, it won't let me configure the wired interface unless the cable is attached and "live".
I want to move machines from one network to another and I want to reconfigure them when they are on neither network. Otherwise, they are on the "wrong" network and the folks in the NOC become concerned.
How can I get the Network tool to let me configure the machines offline?
(I know I can almost do what I want by editing /etc/network/interfaces, but I really prefer to use the Network tool instead.)