Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167991
RFE: Add consistency check for aliasing
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
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Description of problem:
My wireless network interface ath0:1 is not started or shut down by the
network init script. Maybe it's because it contains a colon... my old ath0
interface was started up just fine. This name was chosen by the system-config-network script.
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Steps to Reproduce:
ath0:1 would be an alias device; that's not a primary interface name.
Assigning to system-config-network, but it looks like just a configuration error.
Well, I think the way this happened was that I added a second interface for my
wireless card, before erasing the first one... then I erased the first one,
leaving myself in this situation. I suppose it's a rather dumb thing to do, and
maybe the bug should be closed.
On the other hand, the problem is that I didn't know this was an alias name -
there's nothing to indicate this - I shouldn't be expected to know the naming
patterns of Linux ethernet cards. On the other hand I do know that I set "Start
device on boot" to yes, and my device isn't being started. Perhaps UI design
should anticipate the user to do something dumb, and deal with it...