Description of problem:
If you give an ip alias a nickname (in the redhat-config-network
tool), then it is not brought up at boot time. The ifup-aliases
script requires ifcfg files for aliases to be in the form ifcfg-
DEVICENAME:xxx, and nicknamed files are not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an alias of an interface, say eth0:1
2. Nickname the alias, as say "alternate"
eth0:1 is not present after boot time.
Aliases which are set to ONBOOT should in fact be brought up.
It IS possible to have nicknames if they are combined with the device
name, such as: "ifcfg-eth0:alternate"
It's probably easier to change the r-c-n tool than the ifup-aliases
Actually, this whole thing needs reworked. Probably just implement
aliases as secondary addresses for the device.
Aliases don't do onboot, fwiw. They follow 'ONPARENT'.
Closing bugs on older releases. Apologies for any lack of response.
Realistically, this code will not signifcantly change until we implement aliases
as just secondary addresses. So, closing this out.