Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207849
Unlabeled fields on network configuration window
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installing FC6T3
2. Click "Edit" to configure the network settings by hand.
3. Turn off the DHCP button.
Two fields appear for both IPV4 and IPV6, but what a person is supposed to put
in the fields is a mystery. One of them should probably be the IP address, but
which one? Possibilities for the other field: hostname, gateway, netmask,
number of bits turned on in the netmask, mother's maiden name, hat size, a
telephone number to call in case of emergency.
There should either be labels over the fields, or there should be a HELP button
to give me a clue. (Yeh, I am often clueless.)
Maybe this would all be clear if I could get past bug# 207640 - Unable to
disable IPv6 support.
Bug #207640 has been fixed in rawhide (post-FC6test3). I have added labels
above the fields you mention. The first one is the IP address, the field after
the slash is the network prefix.
For IPv4, you can either specify the dotted-quad netmask for the prefix (e.g.,
255.255.255.0) or you can specify a valid CIDR prefix (integer between 0 and 32).
For IPv6, the only valid value for a prefix is an integer between 0 and 128.