Bug 99368

Summary: Wrong routes are set up
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Gabriel Schulhof <gabrielschulhof>
Component: redhat-config-networkAssignee: Harald Hoyer <harald>
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Description Gabriel Schulhof 2003-07-18 05:17:55 UTC
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Description of problem:
Since the version of redhat-config-network as shipped with version 9 is useless
(all it does is crash), I decided to grab the rawhide version.  It works fine,
except it fails under the following scenario:

eth0: Configured via DHCP to grab a real Internet IP.
eth0:1 Fixed local IP: netmask

I set up the following static route for eth0:1


That is, I want to access the rest of my network via .

It works fine, the app doesn't crash, and even ifup-routes seems to assemble the
ip command line OK (I know, because I added 

echo "$line" >> /some/log/file 

before /sbin/ip route add $line into the script).  The command line becomes

/sbin/ip route add via dev eth0:1

All seems well, right ? Wrong.  The route that ends up being added to the table
is equivalent to

route add -net netmask gw dev eth0

instead of

route add -net netmask gw dev eth0

When I try to duplicate the command line executed from the script, I get

Cannot find device "eth0:1"

... not to mention that the route (even the wrong one) doesn't get added every
time I perform ifup eth0 (It's a pcmcia card and this route only gets added if I
perform (cardctl eject ; cardctl insert ;) .

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a route as prescribed above to an IP alias as described above
2. Bring up the interface
3. Behold the wrong route in your routing table

Actual Results:  A default gateway was added despite my specifying a route to a
single network.

Expected Results:  A static route to a particular network via a particular gateway.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-08-05 08:01:25 UTC
you should use version 1.2.14 from

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2004-06-04 10:04:45 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Reopen, if the problem is still existing.