Bug 10194 - Normal users cannot create network interfaces
Normal users cannot create network interfaces
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-03-15 18:08 EST by siegfried.loeschmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-15 18:08:01 EST
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Description siegfried.loeschmann 2000-03-15 18:08:01 EST
I recently upgraded from redhat 6.0 to 6.1. Since then programms like dip
or ppp cannot create their network interfaces anymore. If I start dip for
example I get the connected message in the end. Everything seems to work.
But when I use ifconfig no interface sl0 exists. When I start dip as root
it works.

I used strace to hunt the bug and found a line where a ioctl TIOGETD yields
in a permission denied.

This happens with a self build kernel 2.2.13 I had to build, since the
prebuild kernels of 6.1 and 6.0 and if I remember right 5.2 also are
compiled with Probe all Luns which crashes with my buslogic scsi

Because I had problems with nfs in 2.2.13 I tried 2.2.14 as soon as it was
released. Same problem.

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