Bug 52252

Summary: Default settings in wireless.opts cause redhat-config-network to fail
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Scott Russell <bugzilla>
Component: redhat-config-networkAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.3CC: harald, pekkas, pknirsch, teg
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Scott Russell 2001-08-22 01:36:16 UTC
Description of Problem:

The default options in the /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts file for the wvlan_cs
include the setting of several options including ESSID, MODE, RATE, and
KEY. Because the redhat-config-network tool does not write all these
options if the values are left empty the settings in wireless.opts take hold. 

For example if the user has a wireless lan with the following settings:

MODE = Managed
FREQ = ""
RATE = auto
KEY = ""

The redhat-config-network tools writes the following values to the ifcfg


The missing FREQ and KEY values are then used from wireless.opts which may
cause the configuration of the network interface to fail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Roswell 2 i386 Laptop Install RC1 / BETA4 release

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
See above example.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-22 12:58:45 UTC
I think redhat-config-network should write out all the values;
shipping defaults that have no ESSID/key is not what I want.

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-22 22:10:14 UTC
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.

Comment 3 Scott Russell 2001-08-24 03:53:24 UTC
Still waiting for updated redhat-config-network to re test this. Please update
this bug when a new test package becomes available.

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2001-08-24 09:14:36 UTC
fixed in CVS ... have to make a package now ... patience ;)