Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52019
neat deletes the lo device
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
If you run Red Hat's Network config tools, you will loose your lo device.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Red Hat's Network config tools from a menu, or 'neat' from the
2. Configure a new network device
3. Check for ifcfg-lo, doesn't exist in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
System boots without lo!
The 'neat' tool should not delete devices that it does not know how to
I really miss netcfg. And rp3. I used the rp3 applet on new user's
workstations to let them manage their ppp / pcmcia network devices. Has
this been depreciated?
Almost forgot: 'neat' seems to cause other errors. I configured an eth0 device
so that regular users could bring up the interface after boot (hotplug wasn't
starting the device on insertion, regardless of settings).
When trying to start the device as a user, I saw the error message "ifcfg-eth0
is not a regular file. Users can not control this device".
initscripts needs to be fixed to recognise that ifcfg's may be symlinks.
Fixed a long time ago - try the newer version from
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 50903 ***