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Bug 251112 - system-config-network is too restrictive in parsing route-itf# files
system-config-network is too restrictive in parsing route-itf# files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-07 04:09 EDT by Andrew Zabolotny
Modified: 2008-05-17 04:46 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.5.5-1.fc8
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Last Closed: 2008-05-17 04:46:11 EDT
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Description Andrew Zabolotny 2007-08-07 04:09:58 EDT
Description of problem:
The system-config-network tool allows to enter just a network/mask without a
gateway in the route entering dialog. This is an absolutely legal situation and
initscripts handle this correctly - such routes are handled as if they are
available directly on the given eth0 device.

However, if you restart system-config-network, it will fail to parse the file
created by himself. It says "static routes file eth0 is invalid" and all saved
routes are lost.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch system-config-network and open the settings dialog for some network card.
2. On the second "routes" page add a new route and input just the network and
the submask. Press OK.
3. File->Save and exit the tool.
4. Launch the tool again.
Actual results:

Displays the message "static routes file eth0 is invalid" and all routes are
lost (even valid).

Expected results:

No message or at least valid routes not being lost.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:54:16 EDT
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Comment 2 Andrew Zabolotny 2008-05-17 04:46:11 EDT
This bug seems fixed now.

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