Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193047
Enhancement - allow dhclient to specify a METRIC for gateways
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:33 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 129961 [details]
Patch to support per-interface METRIC= for dhcp.
Thanks - patch applied in dhcp-3.0.4-10, in FC-6 / rawhide-2006-05-27 .