Bug 56207 - NEAT uses hard links for config files
Summary: NEAT uses hard links for config files
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2001-11-13 21:29 UTC by Bernd Bartmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-14 16:44:39 UTC
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Description Bernd Bartmann 2001-11-13 21:29:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
The new network scripts use:
A config file for a network interface, e.g. ifcfg-eth0 is linked to all 3
above directories. I took me hours to find out that these are hard links.
It would be much better (easier to see) if these links were soft links. I
also could not find any documentation about the new directories and what
they are used for.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices,
/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default and
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts for ifcfg-eth0.
2. Its not easy to see that these files are exactly the same (done by hard

Additional info:

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2001-11-14 16:48:50 UTC
As a lot of the initscripts and programs rely on the fact that these files,
especially the ifcfg-ethX and ifcfg-pppY files are NOT symlinks this is not an

Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Bernd Bartmann 2001-11-14 17:18:37 UTC
Ok, find soft links are not an option, then please at least document this
behaviour somewhere. And please explain the purpose of the new directory
structure (etc/sysconfig/networking/* and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/*).

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