Bug 229571 - Anaconda takes an inordinate amount of time to grab a dynamic IP
Summary: Anaconda takes an inordinate amount of time to grab a dynamic IP
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 231645
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2007-02-21 21:07 UTC by Steve Salevan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-05 19:39:43 UTC
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Description Steve Salevan 2007-02-21 21:07:12 UTC
Description of problem:
If a user attempts to run anaconda to install RHEL 5 on a client, it can
sometimes take Anaconda over a half hour to get a dynamic IP address through its
ethernet interface from a DHCP server.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5 Gold

How reproducible:
Always (at least when I try it)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a RHEL 5 installation via CD or a kickstart on a machine 
2. Wait until anaconda attempts to get a dynamic IP
3. Continue waiting
Actual results:
Anaconda finds an IP, but it takes over a half hour for it to do such.

Expected results:
Anaconda finds an IP within 5 minutes or so.

Additional info:
The test plan was run on a VMware box, and the RHEL 5 Gold installation was
initiated through an RHN Satellite-based kickstart.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-02-26 19:52:32 UTC
Adding 'noipv6' to your kernel command line will make things faster if you don't
have IPv6 set up on your network

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2007-03-06 21:09:40 UTC
Need more details about your network.  Half an hour seems a bit long.  I would
believe 10 minutes, which is the RFC required timeout.

There seems to be something unique about your network setup.  You also had the
bug report about noipv6 causing a SIGSEGV.  Either you have an old release of
RHEL-5 or your network contains things that we are not accounting for correctly.

Make sure you are using RHEL-5 GOLD.

Comment 3 David Cantrell 2007-04-05 19:39:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 231645 ***

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