Bug 470364 - invalid netmask for static ip
invalid netmask for static ip
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 470068
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-06 16:20 EST by Glenn Simpson
Modified: 2008-11-07 01:49 EST (History)
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Description Glenn Simpson 2008-11-06 16:20:43 EST
Description of problem:
When setting a static ip using edit of the 'network' menu, you set an ip address, a netmask and a default ip address.  When this is saved in /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-eth1, the netmask is wrongly set to value of the default gateway.

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How reproducible:
using 'root' System->administration->network to edit the network device.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. select system->administration->network
2. highlight which device. In my case it is eth1
3. press edit
4. change from dynamic addressing to static addressing
5. set the ip address (ex:
6. set the netmask (
7. set the default gateway address (ex:
8. save the configuration

Actual results:
if you reopen the above display, you will see the netmask has been changed
to the value of 'default gateway address'
if you check /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-eth1, you will see the netmask has been
altered to the value reported in the gui display.

Expected results:
setting the netmask should cause the config to accept the value supplied.

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Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2008-11-07 01:49:59 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 470068 ***

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