Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473322
s-c-n writes GATEWAY or IP value into NETMASK in ifcfg-eth0 for static IP
Last modified: 2008-11-28 06:40:45 EST
Description of problem:
s-c-n writes GATEWAY or IP into NETMASK in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open GUI
2. Select eth0, if static IP already just save and examine file
3. Edit eth0 to be static, enter addresses and netmask
NETMASK=either IP or GATEWAY value
Correctly entered mask
If you hand edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file to the correct values, open with GUI and just save unchanged it overwrites the NETMASK.
The only workaround is to hand edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file. Also some confusion on the "managed by NetManager" flag. Should it be yes or no as the default seems to be no, but then NetManager complains it can't start the network.
I think this is also affecting the install when it asks for a static IP/mask and gateway. I enter the correct info (192.168.1.nn/255.255.255.0) where nn is some address on my net and get the "FAILED to start eth0" popup.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 469434 ***