Bug 17401 - netcfg makes incorrect entry in ifup-ethX (@Home)
netcfg makes incorrect entry in ifup-ethX (@Home)
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netcfg (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-09-10 19:46 EDT by pmeloy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-18 12:15:51 EDT
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Description pmeloy 2000-09-10 19:46:31 EDT
This might be (partially) an @Home problem I don't know.

I was unable to get DHCP working with @home after a new RH6.2 install.
After much hand wringing I discovered that ifup-eth0 had an entry of

HOSTNAME=crxxxxxx-a.city.provice.wave.home.com

Its not supposed to contain the domain, only the hostname so netcfg is the
problem here. I erased the domain portion and tried to activate
unsuccessfully. After persusing the newsgroups I found out I had to change
the line to 

DHCP_HOSTNAME=crxxxxxx-a.city.provice.wave.home.com

Which works just dandy. Should netcfg use HOSTNAME or DHCP_HOSTNAME?
Perhaps HOSTNAME is for when NOT using DHCP and netcfg needs to add the
DHCP_HOSTNAME if you set the nic as DHCP protocol?
Comment 1 pmeloy 2000-09-10 19:50:41 EDT
Oops, sorry - the DHCP line wasn't supposed to contain the domain. It was
supposed to say

DHCP_HOSTNAME=crxxxxxx-a
Comment 2 pmeloy 2000-09-21 11:17:03 EDT
Found the problem!

ifup specifies DHCP_HOSTNAME and netcfg only writes HOSTNAME.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 14:52:52 EDT
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
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Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 12:15:51 EDT
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
Some information on which option may be right for you is available at
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/.

Closing as CANTFIX.

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