Bug 469259 - [enh] enable domain names as gateway in routers table
[enh] enable domain names as gateway in routers table
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-30 16:59 EDT by Luo Bin
Modified: 2013-05-07 11:25 EDT (History)
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Description Luo Bin 2008-10-30 16:59:44 EDT
Description of problem:
1.domain name problem
Right-click on the icon -->edit connection -->ipv4 setting --->routers 
just here,the content of gateway must be an IP address,but sometimes I needs a domain name here to put in .

2.another problem about saving the config:
Right-click on the icon -->edit connection -->ipv4 setting --->routers  -->add
here,if you has already typed something into the box then do some window switching actions,the date you input will lost.It will not be saved.

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Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-11-02 17:48:44 EST
Bill: does the normal initscript stuff ifup-routes accept hostnames as route gateways?

Luo Bin: in what cases exactly do you need a domain name there?
Comment 2 Luo Bin 2008-11-02 18:22:18 EST
Like some VPN services ,the gateway expressed in dynamic domain.
You can't assign a certain IP as a gateway because the IP resolving from the domain changes every time!
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-11-03 14:20:03 EST
Dan, an older format we support is:

    cat "$file" ; echo ; } | while read line; do
    if <line is not blank or a comment> ; then
          /sbin/ip route add $line

So, yes, that 'accepts' hostnames, if you can call it that.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 23:31:08 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 5 Charles R. Anderson 2008-11-29 16:07:04 EST
For a "normal" default gateway, it seems unsafe to use a hostname, because the DNS server could be off the local subnet and unreachable until the default gateway is set.
Comment 6 Niels Haase 2009-04-13 07:53:03 EDT
Changing title to reflect the enhancement request.
Comment 7 Niels Haase 2009-06-19 17:39:54 EDT
This bug has been triaged

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 8 Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2013-05-07 11:25:31 EDT
If still interested, please file upstream.

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