Bug 52892 - Request for improved documentation
Request for improved documentation
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-30 11:53 EDT by Andreas Thienemann
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 15:08:28 EDT
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Description Andreas Thienemann 2001-08-30 11:53:11 EDT
Description of problem:
I'd like to see better documentation for /etc/sysconfig/networking 
vs. /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
6.20-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install initscripts
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Additional info:

There is identical configuration information 
in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices as there is in /etc/sysconfig/network-
scripts.

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...
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:08:28 EDT
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts is where configuration is read from;
/etc/sysconfig/networking is an internal implementation detail of
system-config-netowrk.

Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
response.

If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.

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