Bug 52252 - Default settings in wireless.opts cause redhat-config-network to fail
Summary: Default settings in wireless.opts cause redhat-config-network to fail
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-08-22 01:36 UTC by Scott Russell
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-08-24 09:14:41 UTC


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Description Scott Russell 2001-08-22 01:36:16 UTC
Description of Problem:

The default options in the /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts file for the wvlan_cs
include the setting of several options including ESSID, MODE, RATE, and
KEY. Because the redhat-config-network tool does not write all these
options if the values are left empty the settings in wireless.opts take hold. 

For example if the user has a wireless lan with the following settings:

ESSID = HomeLAN
MODE = Managed
FREQ = ""
CHANNEL = 1
RATE = auto
KEY = ""

The redhat-config-network tools writes the following values to the ifcfg
script:

CHANNEL=1
ESSID=HomeLAN
MODE=Managed
RATE=auto

The missing FREQ and KEY values are then used from wireless.opts which may
cause the configuration of the network interface to fail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
redhat-config-network-0.7.3-1
kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.27-7
initscripts-6.20-1
Roswell 2 i386 Laptop Install RC1 / BETA4 release

How Reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
See above example.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-22 12:58:45 UTC
I think redhat-config-network should write out all the values;
shipping defaults that have no ESSID/key is not what I want.

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-22 22:10:14 UTC
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.

Comment 3 Scott Russell 2001-08-24 03:53:24 UTC
Still waiting for updated redhat-config-network to re test this. Please update
this bug when a new test package becomes available.

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2001-08-24 09:14:36 UTC
fixed in CVS ... have to make a package now ... patience ;)



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