Bug 247757 - HWADDR usage
Summary: HWADDR usage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 7
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-11 10:12 UTC by Andrei Nestor
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-24 08:20:04 UTC

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Description Andrei Nestor 2007-07-11 10:12:49 UTC

Description of problem:

Configuring a logically-assigned MAC address using system-config-network does
not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.3.96-1

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type in a mac address in the system-config-network gui
2. save configuration
Actual results:
The MAC address remains the same.

Expected results:
The network interface will run with a logically-assigned MAC address.

Additional info:

system-config-network sets the HWADDR variable inside ifcfg-<ifname>. This is
used by the ifup-eth script to call a function called rename_device, which is
defined inside network-functions. However, rename_device no longer changes the
hardware address of an interface. Looking further into ifup-eth, I saw that
there is another variable called MACADDR which is used to "ip link set" the mac
address on the device.

HTH, Andrei

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2007-09-24 08:20:04 UTC
s-c-network does not allow you to _set_ the MACADDR. It only provides a way to
bind the interface name ("eth0") to a device with the specified HWADDR.

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