Bug 123034 - Using nicknames causes problems with dhclient-script
Summary: Using nicknames causes problems with dhclient-script
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 124022
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcp
Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2004-05-11 16:28 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:03:11 UTC

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Description Orion Poplawski 2004-05-11 16:28:16 UTC
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Description of problem:
I've created two wireless device configurations that use the same
hardware device ("eth2"), one with a specified SSID and key, and one

I want to call one "CoRAwlan" and the other "wlan" using nicknames. 
However, once I've done that, when I activate the network I get the
following output:

Determining IP information for eth2.../sbin/dhclient-script:
configuration for eth2 not found.
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for eth2 not found.
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for eth2 not found.
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for eth2 not found.

and this repeats forever, though the interface does come up okay.

Another note - when adding a second "interface" to a wireless device,
I don't think it should set the device alias to "1" (or anything).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above

Additional info:

Comment 1 Marecandja 2004-05-24 09:28:11 UTC
This bug is reproducable on Core 2 as well.

The problem is that dhclient will execute dhclient-script which will
execute a method (need_config) from the script
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions. The problem is,
dhclient works with the real interface name (eg ethx, etc...) while if
you use nicknames, the config files will be renamed ifcfg-<nickname>.
Thus, when the method need_config is passed the real name of the
interface to setup, it will try to find the config file ifcfg-ethx and
won't find it...

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2004-07-05 17:54:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 124022 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:03:11 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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