Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78992
Alias interfaces can't be disabled
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:32:42 EDT
Description of Problem:
The alias interface configuration (e.g., ifcfg-eth0:0) doesn't support a feature
to disable it. Even if ONBOOT=no, the alias interface will be brought up
together with the parent interface. This causes a problem in case someone wants
to control the alias interface only manually, with explicit "ifup" and "ifdown"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All initscripts versions, up to 6.90-1.
I will attach a (backwards-compatible) patch to solve this problem. If
ONPARENT=no is set in the config file, the interface will not be brought up
automatically together with the parent.
but something added in 7.03-1 anyway. :)
Created attachment 89344 [details]
Patch against 6.90-1
Sorry, I seem to have forgotten to attach the patch earlier. This is my patch,
don't know how this compares to your solution.
Similar, although I note I missed the second case, which will be fixed in 7.04-1.