Bug 215191 - Router and DNS address are NOT required for Ethernet devices
Router and DNS address are NOT required for Ethernet devices
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-kickstart (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2006-11-12 01:56 EST by Russell Coker
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-29 17:22:55 EDT
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Description Russell Coker 2006-11-12 01:56:44 EST
When configuring an Ethernet interface for a static IP address the dialog will 
not accept the data unless a DNS server address and a default gateway address 
are specified.

Obviously if there is more than one Ethernet interface on the system then you 
do not want to have a default gateway for each one.  But even if you have only 
a single interface then a gateway might not be desired.  There is no 
requirement that a network have a router.  Small networks that are all on a 
single subnet without Internet access are reasonably common.

Having the number of DNS servers exactly match the number of Ethernet 
interfaces is a bug in the kickstart configuration file format.  Having 
multiple DNS servers when you only have a single Ethernet device is common, as 
is having multiple Ethernet interfaces and only a single DNS server.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2007-08-29 17:22:55 EDT
This will be fixed in the next build of system-config-kickstart.

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