Bug 51629 - ifup fails to dhcp some ip on an ethernet
ifup fails to dhcp some ip on an ethernet
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-13 09:29 EDT by lethalwp
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-13 09:29:38 EDT
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Description lethalwp 2001-08-13 09:29:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3) Gecko/20010808

Description of problem:
using ifup eth0 tells me: "Check your cable" instead of using dhcp to
assing some ip

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.1.netconf to setup the interface
2.ifup it;  same problem at boot process



Additional info:

in the ifup script:
    echo -n $"Determining IP information for ${DEVICE}..."
#    if check_link_down ${DEVICE}; then
#       echo $" failed; no link present.  Check cable?"
#       ip link set down ${DEVICE} >/dev/null 2>&1
#       exit 1
#    fi

i had to remark those to make it work
else i had "check the cable"
using 8139too module, on a home-compiled 2.4.6 of the kernel.org
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-13 09:32:32 EDT
This is fixed in initscripts-6.11-1 or later.

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