Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56250
service network restart does not adequately restart a static interface after dhcp unconfig
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:24:25 EDT
Description of Problem:
After configuring an interface previously configured via dhcp, and the 'network' init script is used to restart the interface, the interface is
incorrectly configured : the static configuration (present in ifcfg-eth0) is ignored, and the old, DHCP-given address is used.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always, once encountered
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure (netconfig) eth0 to use DHCP, acquire DHCP address and use system. Perhaps reboot to ensure no temprary settings.
2. use netconfig to configure interface statically and issue a network restart to implement the configuration
3. check bad config using ifconfig
eth0 is still using old, DHCP-delivered address
eth0 should use the new information
A reboot, after static config, seems to correct the problem. Then again, this isn't windows, and a reboot isn't anticipated as a
config-change requirement, now, is it?
(oh, linuxconf, we hardly knew ye ! )
This should be fixed in initscripts-6.40.2-1, I believe.
really? eeek! Bad bishop! No biscuit! I'll gather up the rawhide bits and add them in .. and I'll report if it's still misbehaving.
Yep, that's got it. Good job, eh?