Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490059
ONBOOT=no does NOT work for aliased network interfaces
Last modified: 2009-03-20 20:33:48 EDT
Description of problem:
The networking scripts (specifically /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-eth) do not pay attention to the "ONBOOT=" flag of an ifcfg-ethx:y file. Essentially, if the parent device comes up, ALL aliases for it also come up.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All versions of RHEL 4.x and up and all Fedora releases
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an alias for eth0, (e.g. eth0:0)
2. Set the "ONBOOT=" flag to "no" for the alias ONLY
3. Restart the network
Both eth0 and eth0:0 will be up and running
eth0 comes up but eth0:0 doesn't
Reassigning to initscripts.
For aliases, use ONPARENT. This should be documented in sysconfig.txt.