Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448980
ONBOOT=yes does not work with Bridge with no ports
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:14:53 EDT
Description of problem:
There is a check in /etc/init.d/network to that skips ifcfg- scripts if they are
of TYPE=Bridge. Presumably, this is because bridges are brought up
automatically if an interface that is bridged by that bridge is brought up.
It is perfectly reasonable to define a bridge with no interfaces bridged. For
instance, this is common when using virtualization when creating private
networks. Right now, there doesn't seem to be a way to bring up a bridge with
no ports at boot time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a bridge in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-br0
2. Set ONBOOT=yes
3. Do not bridge any physical interfaces to br0
After booting, ifconfig br0 fails because br0 has not been brought up.
After booting, br0 should have been brought up.
is this problem happening yet?
Thanks for any reply.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
I've tested this on Fedora 10 - it works there.