|Summary:||Cannot specify hexadecimal internal IPX network number|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Adam Thompson <athompso>|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-12-15 20:56:51 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Adam Thompson 1999-05-30 20:50:04 UTC
Linuxconf (linuxconf-1.14r4-4) does not allow the letters "A" through "F" in the "Internet Network Number(opt)" field of the IPX configuration dialog. IPX network numbers are expressed in hexadecimal, and the IPX utilities treat the number entered as a hexadecimal number. Many sites (including mine) require that internal network numbers adhere to a specific standard that often includes (as in my case) A through F. I would assume that the other "network number" fields in this dialog have the same behaviour, but those are less critical because they can be autoprobed. The internal net# cannot be autoprobed, by definition. The workaround is to directly edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 afterwards and reboot (or at least start/stop IPX - it's usually easier to reboot).
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-29 22:01:59 UTC
Added Jacques to the CC line so that he can investigate this bug.
Comment 2 jack 1999-11-30 17:10:59 UTC
This was fixed after 1.14r4. Can't remember exactly when. Tested on 1.16r10.
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-02 16:55:59 UTC
So this may be fixed in the linuxconf-1.16r1.3-1 errata release that we did for 6.0, may not exist in linuxconf-1.16r3.2-2 released in 6.1, and will certainly not exist in linuxconf-1.16r10-1 or later which we will, after some testing, release as an errata update to 6.1. ------- Email Received From "Adam N. Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 12/03/99 02:03 -------
Comment 4 Dale Lovelace 1999-12-03 18:42:59 UTC
This is indeed fixed in 1.16r10
Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 1999-12-15 20:56:59 UTC