Bug 155497 - interfaces aliases with ONBOOT=no are brought up anyway
interfaces aliases with ONBOOT=no are brought up anyway
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
: 179065 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-04-20 17:01 EDT by Cove Schneider
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-20 17:06:46 EDT
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Description Cove Schneider 2005-04-20 17:01:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
ONBOOT=no is ignored on eth0:x interface aliases. If you have ifcfg-eth0 and ifcfg-eth0:0, where 
ifcfg-eth0:0 has ONBOOT=no set, eth0:0 is brought up anyway at boot.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0
2. Change the IP address in ifcfg-eth0:0 and set ONBOOT=no
3. Reboot machine

Actual Results:  Interface eth0:0 is brought up after boot.

Expected Results:  Interface eth0:0 should be down after boot.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-20 17:06:46 EDT
Alias interfaces are controlled by ONPARENT, not ONBOOT.

This is documented in sysconfig.txt as of 7.31.11.EL-1 and later.
Comment 2 Cove Schneider 2005-04-20 17:24:04 EDT
Oh, I see. Sorry for misunderstanding your previous note. IMHO, it may be help for busy admins to have 
ONBOOT also work for interface alias, rather silently ignoring it. Unfortunately I had a service outage 
today due to thinking that ONBOOT would work in an alias file. I didn't know to look in /usr/share/doc/
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-27 15:19:03 EST
*** Bug 179065 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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