Bug 80007 - redhat-config-network sets wrong permissions for /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf
Summary: redhat-config-network sets wrong permissions for /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 81720
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-18 18:56 UTC by Peter Lampione
Modified: 2020-07-13 05:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-06-04 09:48:57 UTC

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Description Peter Lampione 2002-12-18 18:56:02 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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 15:20:59 UTC
new packages to test available at:

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2004-06-04 09:48:57 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Reopen, if the problem is still existing.

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