Bug 83241 - redhat-config-network gets confused with two interfaces on same device
Summary: redhat-config-network gets confused with two interfaces on same device
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-31 19:48 UTC by David Kaplan
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-09-04 01:51:41 UTC

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Description David Kaplan 2003-01-31 19:48:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a setup where I have two ethernet interfaces (one for home, one for
office) linked to the same ethernet device.  I have set one of the interfaces to
startup on boot and the other I have set to not startup on boot. Nevertheless,
when I reboot, both interfaces get started and I always have to manually turn
one off (otherwise connections get refused from home to a machine on the office
network because it thinks it can get to office machine through ethernet
connection instead of through modem).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create two ethernet interfaces both using the device /dev/eth0 (or whatever is
your ethernet device)
2.set one of the interfaces to startup on boot, the other to not startup on boot
3.reboot the machine after saving configuration

Actual Results:  On boot, both interfaces are activated

Expected Results:  Only the interface that is supposed to start on boot should
get started

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-02-10 11:32:06 UTC
this is an initscript bug?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-11 03:15:13 UTC
Well, r-c-n hardlinks /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<device> based on
what's in the profile... if you have two devices with the same device, there's
going to be problems.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-04 01:51:41 UTC
This should be fixed with current initscripts that don't look in
/etc/sysconfig/networking, I believe.

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