Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 456858
[RFE] ip-sentinel configuration files and inclusion in EPEL
Last modified: 2009-09-13 07:39:19 EDT
Description of problem:
IMHO, the ip-sentinel package should suffer the following two modifications, in
order to increase its quality and Red Hat scheme compliance:
1. The configuration file /var/lib/ip-sentinel/ips.cfg should be moved to
2. The configuration file /etc/sysconfig/ip-sentinel should contain the
following line *by default* (as installed by RPM package):
IPS_OPTIONS="--poison --mac 802.3x --direction BOTH"
Also, please consider including ip-sentinel into the EPEL repository, since *we
don't have an equivalent functionality* in CentOS or RHEL...
Thanks a lot,
1. not a bug; 'ip-sentinel' runs in a /var/lib/ip-sentinel chroot and needs its configuration there
2. won't change; these options are assumed by default since 2004. No need to specify them explicitly
As long as the used SCM does not allow easy cherry picking between branches I do not plan to contribute to EPEL. I am not sure about politics and bureaucracy in EPEL either, so don't expect a branch request from me in the near future.