Bug 740 - bootp retry on boot up can fail
bootp retry on boot up can fail
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-01-08 10:09 EST by Mike Wangsmo
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-25 08:53:40 EST
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Description Mike Wangsmo 1999-01-08 10:09:35 EST
On some machines, they take a few seconds to negotiate their
link speek (ie 10/100), of course the bootp request is sent
out right after the interface is raised.  This can cause
parts ofthe bootp response to be lost.

The solution that worked in the lab was to perform a retry
without bringing the interface down.  in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup, add a retry after the
firsr bootpc request if the return from the first try is a
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-01-25 08:53:59 EST
Fixed in initscripts 3.83.

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