Bug 1005416 - NM should treat routes differently depending on their origin
NM should treat routes differently depending on their origin
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
medium Severity medium
: rc
: 7.0
Assigned To: Thomas Haller
Desktop QE
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Reported: 2013-09-06 16:43 EDT by Thomas Haller
Modified: 2014-06-17 22:48 EDT (History)
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Description Thomas Haller 2013-09-06 16:43:58 EDT
This is a bug for tracking the implementation of a new functionality in NetworkManager.

Currently, NM treads all routes the same, regardless how they were configured.
Routes should be tagged internally in NM depending on their origin (e.g. DHCP, RA, static, ...).

One use of this is for example in bug #999544. Currently NM considers the activation of a connection as failed, when a route cannot be set. This makes mostly sense for manually configured routes, because a partial failure of setting a route cannot be displayed to clients. This behaviour might be undesired for routes from DHCP because a wrong configured route on the DHCP server could make the connection unusable.
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2014-01-20 12:52:52 EST
Over to you thomas; I'll try to merge dcbw/vpn-no-iface this week to provide the basis for your work here.  Thanks!
Comment 3 Thomas Haller 2014-01-21 15:09:58 EST
A related discussion to this topic took place at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=721771#c20 and following
Comment 4 Thomas Haller 2014-01-23 11:49:38 EST
Created upstream bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=722843
Comment 5 Dan Williams 2014-01-24 12:59:07 EST
vpn-no-iface was merged along with your fix for better handling of externally-sourced routes.
Comment 6 Dan Williams 2014-01-24 12:59:21 EST
vpn-no-iface was merged along with your fix for better handling of externally-sourced routes.
Comment 9 Vladimir Benes 2014-04-28 06:52:04 EDT
setting with routes to fails localy, 

but after starting dnsmasq with:

and connecting from other box I was able co get address and activate connection correctly.

there was a message about failing routes:
Apr 28 12:45:29 dhcp131-232 NetworkManager[941]: <error> [1398681929.384658] [platform/nm-linux-platform.c:1366] add_object(): Netlink error adding via dev enp0s25 metric 1 mss 0 src unknown: Unspecific failure
Comment 10 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 08:23:29 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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