Bug 447211 - RFE: system-config-network should support non-numeric alias like "eth0:DNS"
Summary: RFE: system-config-network should support non-numeric alias like "eth0:DNS"
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-05-18 20:31 UTC by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2018-11-26 19:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2013-12-13 10:43:31 UTC


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Description David Tonhofer 2008-05-18 20:31:01 UTC
Description of problem:

Create an aliased eth0:DNS in "/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices"

(Why use "DNS" instead of "01"? Because:

   - It works in RH ES 4
   - Using short strings indicating what the alias is for is better 
     than carrying an Excel table along )

Starting system-config-network gives the error dialog:

"eth0:DNS, Device not specified or alias not a number!"

It then shows the devices but evidently there are problems with activation.

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

system-config-network-1.5.5-1.fc8

How reproducible:

Always

Trial data:

In "/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices" create file ifcfg-eth0:

DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=none
BROADCAST=192.168.1.255
HWADDR=00:02:B3:33:35:D2
IPADDR=192.168.1.1
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
NETWORK=192.168.1.0
ONBOOT=yes
GATEWAY=192.168.1.254
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=no
NM_CONTROLLED=no

Additionally create file ifcfg-eth0:DNS

DEVICE=eth0:DNS
BOOTPROTO=none
BROADCAST=192.168.1.255
IPADDR=192.168.1.3
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
NETWORK=192.168.1.0
ONBOOT=yes
GATEWAY=192.168.1.254
TYPE=Ethernet
USERCTL=no
IPV6INIT=no
PEERDNS=no
NM_CONTROLLED=no

Expected results:

system-config-network should be able to handle "non-numeric alias".

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2008-05-19 08:40:01 UTC
yes it should

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-12-19 15:30:38 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2013-12-13 10:43:31 UTC
We've kept/resurrected s-c-network only as a stop-gap measure until NetworkManager grows some still missing functionality. I won't add new features to it, though. Closing.


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