Originally Posted by ixtab
For me (Ubuntu), it's actually the opposite: my laptop detects a new network connection and tries to autoconfigure itself. I have simply defined a profile matching the usb0 MAC address, which sets the laptop's IP address to the required value. So while it tries to autoconfigure, I just select that profile.
That missing part was described in a "later than your quote" edit to my post.
But the bug report was about the possibility of over-writing the output of the **next** launched application by the output of the **prior** launched application.
USBnetwork only happened to be the first one that generated an example of the bug.