Bug 193047 - Enhancement - allow dhclient to specify a METRIC for gateways
Summary: Enhancement - allow dhclient to specify a METRIC for gateways
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2006-05-24 19:36 UTC by Valdis Kletnieks
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC6
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Last Closed: 2006-11-22 16:57:49 UTC
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Patch to support per-interface METRIC= for dhcp. (519 bytes, patch)
2006-05-24 19:36 UTC, Valdis Kletnieks
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Description Valdis Kletnieks 2006-05-24 19:36:36 UTC
Description of problem:
Sometimes, a system administrator knows positively that a given interface has a
better or worse preference as a default route.  For instance, my laptop has a
wireless card, and 2 onboard ethernet, and a docking station ethernet.  Thus,
the desired effect is that we want any hard-wired interface to get a default
route, and a wireless to get a default route - at a higher metric.  That way, if
the wireless is the only connection, it will take the default, but if a wired
interface comes up as well, that will take the load.

The attached patch allows the sysadmin to add a 'METRIC=n' to the interface's
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-foo file, to manually configure the
preference for the interface.

This functionality is already supported by 'ifup' for non-DHCP interfaces.

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Comment 1 Valdis Kletnieks 2006-05-24 19:36:36 UTC
Created attachment 129961 [details]
Patch to support per-interface METRIC= for dhcp.

Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2006-05-27 00:08:30 UTC
Thanks - patch applied in dhcp-3.0.4-10, in FC-6 / rawhide-2006-05-27 .

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