Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83241
redhat-config-network gets confused with two interfaces on same device
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:33:59 EDT
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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):
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
this is an initscript bug?
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.
This should be fixed with current initscripts that don't look in
/etc/sysconfig/networking, I believe.