Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52892
Request for improved documentation
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:23:07 EDT
Description of problem:
I'd like to see better documentation for /etc/sysconfig/networking
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install initscripts
There is identical configuration information
in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices as there is in /etc/sysconfig/network-
Which is the suggested location for config files, which is read by the
startup scripts etc.
It may be "interesting" to note that /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-
lo is a symlink to ../networking/ifcfg-lo but this is not true for the
other three ethernet interfaces. Their config files are duplicates...
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts is where configuration is read from;
/etc/sysconfig/networking is an internal implementation detail of
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.