Bug 56250 - service network restart does not adequately restart a static interface after dhcp unconfig
service network restart does not adequately restart a static interface after ...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-14 11:51 EST by Bishop Clark
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-14 11:51:38 EST
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Description Bishop Clark 2001-11-14 11:51:33 EST
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.

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How Reproducible:
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

Actual Results:
eth0 is still using old, DHCP-delivered address

Expected Results:
eth0 should use the new information

Additional 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 ! )
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-11-14 11:54:52 EST
This should be fixed in initscripts-6.40.2-1, I believe.
Comment 2 Bishop Clark 2001-11-14 12:02:31 EST
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.
Comment 3 Bishop Clark 2001-11-16 15:15:12 EST
Yep, that's got it.   Good job, eh?

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