Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128373
/etc/init.d/network will not stop interfaces that have been renamed
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:46:53 EDT
Description of problem:
The standard install uses network interface(s) that have the same
interface name and device name (e.g. interface=eth0, device=eth0).
If network interfaces have been renamed (e.g. interface=DMZNet,
device=eth0), then '/etc/init.d/network stop' will not stop the
interface. This is because the call to check_device_down is passing
the interface name (DMZNet) rather than the device name (eth0).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a network interface with an interface name different to
2. /etc/init.d/network start
3. /etc/init.d/network stop
Please attach your config.
Will attach copy of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-DMZNet next
Monday (the next time I can access the server). The bug can be fixed
by replacing 'check_device_down $i' with 'check_device_down $DEVICE'.
This was fixed in initscripts-7.31.8.EL-1.