Bug 80007 - redhat-config-network sets wrong permissions for /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf
redhat-config-network sets wrong permissions for /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
8.0
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Blocks: 81720
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Reported: 2002-12-18 13:56 EST by Peter Lampione
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-04 05:48:57 EDT
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Description Peter Lampione 2002-12-18 13:56:02 EST
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Description of problem:
When redhat-config-network is used to modify settings after the first install
(launched from KDE in user mode), it writes the files
/etc/hosts
/etc/resolv.conf
with owner root and permission 600.  This causes DNS lookup for the user to fail
(other things may fail as well).

WORKAROUND: after using redhat-config-network, su to root, 
and manually change the permissions to 644. 

A very irritating bug (took long to figure out until I noticed 
that DNS _did_ work for root). 


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use redhat-config-network from user. 
2.Modify the IP address, or something in the DNS entries, causing 
  redhat-config-network to re-write /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf
3.Try to ping a host whose IP address is not known to the machine. 
    

Additional info:
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-01-13 10:20:59 EST
new packages to test available at:
ftp://people.redhat.com/harald/redhat-config-network/1.1.87-1/
ftp://people.redhat.com/harald/rhpl/0.74-2/
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2004-06-04 05:48:57 EDT
Closing due to inactivity. Reopen, if the problem is still existing.

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