Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478776
Netmask horribly foobared, set to the gateway address in graphical configuration
Last modified: 2009-01-05 04:11:32 EST
Description of problem:
I want to configure the network through the gnome graphical config, which is apparently a frontend to system-config network.
eth0 shall not be under control of Network Manager, we do not get configuration from DHCP but set it statically:
IP = 192.168.1.40
NM = 255.255.255.0
GW = 192.168.1.254
Unfortunately, the configurator insists on resetting the netmask to 192.168.1.254, there is no way to set it to anything reasonable (see screenshot).
Activation of eth0 shows messed-up routes and the netmask 192.0.0.0 configured. No network connection, of course.
[root@gefjun ~]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:54:15:18:31
inet addr:192.168.1.40 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:192.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:54ff:fe15:1831/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:236 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:306 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:240200 (234.5 KiB) TX bytes:52162 (50.9 KiB)
Interrupt:22 Base address:0x2000
Workaround is to manually correct the netmask in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
system-config-network-1.5.93-2.fc10.noarch, om a fully updated F10 system.
Unsure as yet.
Created attachment 328160 [details]
Config window showing the bad netmask. It won't go away!
This seems to be a duplicate of bug#469434
Also a duplicate of bug#475419 ... didn't find those when looking through system-config-network bugs for F10 though.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 469434 ***