Bug 456858 - [RFE] ip-sentinel configuration files and inclusion in EPEL
[RFE] ip-sentinel configuration files and inclusion in EPEL
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ip-sentinel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Enrico Scholz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-28 04:15 EDT by Răzvan Sandu
Modified: 2009-09-13 07:39 EDT (History)
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Description Răzvan Sandu 2008-07-28 04:15:12 EDT
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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,
Comment 1 Enrico Scholz 2009-09-13 07:39:19 EDT
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.

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