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Bug 24127 - eth-device without IP
eth-device without IP
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-16 14:19 EST by Gerd v. Egidy
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-01-22 05:05:16 EST
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This patch implements it (2.84 KB, patch)
2001-01-16 14:38 EST, Gerd v. Egidy
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Description Gerd v. Egidy 2001-01-16 14:19:18 EST
I want to be able to create a ethernet device without assigning an IP and 
without modifying the routing table.
I need this for a eth-device connected to a DSL-modem using PPPoE.
The reason I don't want to use a fake IP is that I'm going to distribute 
this configuration and don't know if the IP / Network I've chosen is 
really bogus in the context of all users.

I've made a patch against initscripts 5.49 which adds a device without IP 
if the IPADDR var in ifcfg-ethx is empty.
Comment 1 Gerd v. Egidy 2001-01-16 14:38:58 EST
Created attachment 7709 [details]
This patch implements it
Comment 2 Daniel Roesen 2001-01-22 05:05:01 EST
Request seconded. I have the same situation and had to trick around, too.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-29 17:40:10 EST
A slightly different version is added in 5.60-1 - thanks for the patch.

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