Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80007
redhat-config-network sets wrong permissions for /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:09 EDT
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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
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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
new packages to test available at:
Closing due to inactivity. Reopen, if the problem is still existing.