Bug 4070 - Neighbourhood table overflow errors
Neighbourhood table overflow errors
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netcfg (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-07-16 07:38 EDT by gp
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-20 11:06:31 EDT
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Description gp 1999-07-16 07:38:12 EDT
After changing a client from using DHCP to using a static IP
address using netcfg I had severe errors during the reboot
concerning neighbourhood table overflow errors. Traced it
down to being a badly configured loopback device. The file
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo was found to be
truncated. It looked like this:

ONBOOT=yes

whereas it should look like this:

BOOTPROTO=none  DEVICE=lo
IPADDR=127.0.0.1
NETMASK=255.0.0.0
NETWORK=127.0.0.0
BROADCAST=127.255.255.255
ONBOOT=yes
BOOTPROTO=none

It appears that netcfg caused this file corruption.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 17:21:59 EDT
I don't see how netcfg could have done that.  If you can reproduce
it, I'd like to see the steps you took to do it so that I can make
an attempt to debug it here.  Thanks.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-20 11:06:59 EDT
Anyone who can reproduce this bug, please reopen this bug report
with an explanation of how you did it.  Thanks!

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