Bug 1344

Summary: DHCP failures should be handled better in ifup
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Aleksey Nogin <aleksey>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Aleksey Nogin 1999-02-26 04:01:07 UTC
When DHCP fails, ifup proceeds with trying to configure the
interface using the IPADDR from ifcfg-xxx file. I am not
sure if this is a good idea, but what's obviously wrong is
that it even does not check if IPADDR is not just "" (which
is quite likely when interface is set up ising DHCP). And
when IPADDR="", ifup starts calling various utilities
(ipcalc, ifconfig, etc) with bogus arguments and they start
printing various error messages.