Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251112
system-config-network is too restrictive in parsing route-itf# files
Last modified: 2008-05-17 04:46:11 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Displays the message "static routes file eth0 is invalid" and all routes are
lost (even valid).
No message or at least valid routes not being lost.
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This bug seems fixed now.