Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55093
dhcpcd does reset the IFF_MULTICAST flag
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
dhcpcd does reset the IFF_MULTICAST flag if it was set by the
ethernet driver to signal it supports multcasting. This causes modern
software that uses the MULTICAST flag to autoconfigure to skip the
interface in question. An example is OpenSLP and some AppleTalk
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. load your ethernet driver, I used a 3c59x
2. run ifconfig eth0, the MULTICAST flag is turned on
3. run dhcpcd eth0
4. after having aquired an IP address run ifconfig eth0 again
Actual Results: the MULTICAST flag is gone.
Expected Results: The MULTCAST flag should not have been
touched at all by dhcpcd.
Bugzilla is being mean and won't let me mark this a duplicate of #48669
Anyways, this is fixed in rawhide, all should be well in the future.