Description of problem:
I have a qemu-kvm guest with two NICs defined: a NAT (or bridged) interface on eth0 which needs to be the default route and a private network on eth1. Each network has its own DHCPD and DNS server.
I cannot use NetworkManager because it does not handle default routes in any usable manner.
After setting up the interfaces with system-config-network, I then modify /etc/sysconfig/netowrk to add GATEWAY= or GATEWAYDEV= to point to my eth0 network.
Things work fine (using /etc/init.d/network to bring things up) until I use system-config-network to change something after which the GATEWAY= or GATEWAYDEV= statements are deleted from /etc/sysconfig/network and the incorrect default route (from eth1) is set.
To make matters worse, there does not appear to be any way to set the default route using system-config-network.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 with current maintenance as of 8/21/2009
Any chance of this being addressed???
This continues to be a problem with F12. How about at least an answer as to whether it will ever be addressed!
Hello ... anyone alive out there???
I am giving up on Fedora 11 and changing this report to be against rawhide (F12).
In F12, NetworkManager uses GATEWAYDEV=xxx in /etc/sysconfig/network when a specific NIC must be specified for the default route. When you wipe out the setting, you impact NetworkManager!
A patch has been developed and tested which eliminates the need for using GATEWAYDEV= by NetworkManager. I am assuming that some form of this patch will be integrated into NetworkManager and am closing this report WONTFIX.