Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64420
"neat" network configuration tool disables use of rp3 and rp3-config defined interfaces
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
If after using rp3-config to define a dialup interface and then using rp3 to test the interface and demonstrating that it is in fact
working properly, you run "neat" to add or even make simple modifications to an ethernet interface for example, the dialup
interface disappears from the list of interfaces available when starting rp and the interface is effectively disabled. The interface
may be reenabled by rerunning rp3-config deleteing the trampled on interface and recreating it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): redhat-config-network-0.9.10-2.noarch
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run rp3-config and define an interface
2. run rp3 to test it just for grins
3. run neat, and select an ethernet interface, click edit and just for example change
"Activate device when computer starts" and save changes. The interface defined in step
1 has just been trampled on.
4. run rp3 again, the interface defined in step 1 is gone if you named it something other than ppp0
and in any event you can no longer dial out on the interface defined in step 1
Actual Results: Unable to utilize a previously defined dialup interface until it has been deleted and recreated.
Expected Results: The dialup interface should be left untouched.
This bug exists in the errata rpm as well as the originally distributed rpm.
I am reporting this as a low severity problem, because in the grand scheme
of things it's pretty easy to work around. For me in particular this is a normal
severity bug because in the future I will be setting up several dozen or more
systems going out into the world and into the hands of Linux neophytes.
I want to be able to preconfigure the dialup support so that these systems
can dialup for support contact, and the end users can still use "neat" to
configure their ethernet without trampling their ability to dialup for support.
I am going to continu to look at this problem a little more and will add any
additional details if I learn anything further.
Is this still a problem with the version in Red Hat Linux 7.3? (it should
install on your system)
This appears to be fixed in 7.3, thank you.