Bug 11893

Summary: Routing table is emptied after use of linuxconf
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: monica
Component: linuxconfAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Description monica 2000-06-04 05:39:46 UTC
Every time I use Linuxconf to edit any parameter, my routing table is 
EMPTIED, with the exception of the localhost.  I then lose all network and 
internet connectivity, and it is impossible to add the default gateway  
route via "route add default gw xxx.xxx.xx.x".  It will not accept any 
entries, returning the error "SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable".  From 
what I've been able to discern, this error means you need to add the 
default gateway to your routing table, which it will not accept. The only 
solution I have found is to use netconfig.  HOWEVER, watch out because the 
default gateway and nameserver was auto-filled incorrectly each time I 
used this utility!  The broadcast address was auto-filled as the default 
gateway and my IP address as the nameserver.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 16:18:44 UTC
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:47:41 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.