Bug 219363 - must check for ONBOOT option for aliases
must check for ONBOOT option for aliases
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Maintenance (Show other bugs)
RHN Stable
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Reported: 2006-12-12 14:40 EST by marc eshel
Modified: 2017-07-05 11:24 EDT (History)
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just check for ONBOOT even for aliases (871 bytes, patch)
2006-12-12 14:40 EST, marc eshel
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Description marc eshel 2006-12-12 14:40:56 EST
Description of problem:

RHEL4 does not support the ONBOOT for IP aliases. The setting of ONBOOT=no in an
alias config file (for example ifcfg-eth0:0) is ignored during boot time. This
control is important for HA NFS. 

How reproducible:

Set the option ONBOOT=no in an IP alias file like ifcfg-eth0:0. reboot the
machine or just run 'ifup eth0 boot' and using ifconfig you can see that the
eth0:0 is up.

Attached is a possible fix.
Comment 1 marc eshel 2006-12-12 14:40:56 EST
Created attachment 143432 [details]
just check for ONBOOT even for aliases
Comment 2 marc eshel 2007-01-12 14:31:37 EST
does anyone at redhat monitor this bugzilla ?
Comment 3 Mark Chappell 2009-02-09 09:42:13 EST
Having tried to do the same thing I think I found the answer.

Just double checked this on EL4,EL5 and FC2...

I think you're using the wrong variable, couldn't find the following in the docs, but stumbled across it in the script


seems to do the job.

Non-obvious, but the docs for the ifcfg-<dev> scripts do seem a little lacking.  Apparently we're not supposed to modify them by hand and use the guis instead.
Comment 5 Thomas "Shea" DeAntonio 2017-07-05 11:24:19 EDT
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