Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188321
Creating an alias for a network interface breaks device setup after reboots
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:30 EST
Description of problem:
I tried to add an alias for a network device using the GUI by creating a second
network device for the same hardware device. This partially worked, but the
device would not come up after rebooting.
I was able to get things to work properly by editing the :1 file and deleting
all of the entries other than IPADDR and NETMASK.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I only tried a few times, but it happened all of the times I tried it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a second network device for a single network card.
3. Using ifconfig to check status of the network devices.
I got the following log messages on reboot:
Apr 2 11:08:59 localhost kernel: eth1: link down
Apr 2 11:08:59 localhost kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
I don't have the ifconfig results handy, but they definitely showed things were
eth1 and eth1:1 both as function network interfaces after reboot.
ifcfg-eth1 (I believe I changed PEERDNS to no after fixing the problem):
# Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
ifcfg-eth1:1 (after editing):