Bug 7695

Summary: Network startup for multiple NICs fails when eth0 disabled
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: patrick
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 6.1CC: rvokal
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Description patrick 1999-12-09 03:41:42 UTC
The network startup scripts for starting multiple ethernet devices fails on
any card above eth0 if eth0 is disabled.

sample ifcfg-eth0:


sample ifcfg-eth1


The assumption I would have on how this works is by enabling eth1 and
setting it to the specified arguments (and leaving eth0 disabled).  The way
this currently works is that eth1 claims it's starting up at boot time,
however it's really eth0 (you have to move the cable to the other NIC --
pain in the ass).

The problem, I suspect, is in ifup or the init.d network script, however
I'm too lazy to look for it right now.


Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:26:59 UTC
assigned to initscripts

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-31 20:01:59 UTC
OK, the problem here is that since the module for whatever
network card is 'eth0' isn't actually loaded, eth0 isn't
assigned by the kernel, and therefore when the module for
eth1 gets loaded, it actually gets assigned eth0.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-31 20:24:59 UTC
Should be fixed in initscripts-4.85-1.