Bug 83792 - initscripts-7.06 vlan 802.1q interfaces IP settings problem
initscripts-7.06 vlan 802.1q interfaces IP settings problem
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-02-08 15:04 EST by Tarhon-Onu Victor
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-08 17:12:47 EST
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802.1Q VLAN subinterfaces support (5.56 KB, patch)
2003-02-08 15:10 EST, Tarhon-Onu Victor
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Description Tarhon-Onu Victor 2003-02-08 15:04:20 EST
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Description of problem:
8021Q VLAN subinterfaces __should__ not have ip address set!!!

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just try using vlan subinterfaces as implemented in initscripts-7.06-1 on a
router running dynamic routing protocols reflecting or (re)distributing default

Additional info:

Aditionaly think that trunk ports are in a native vlan (default 1) and frames
are not tagged whithin that vlan!
Many managed switches (3Com, allied telesyn, maybe a lot other) do not support
other management vlan but vlan 1. Maybe you will want to manage those switches
from network, not only using a serial port - that's an example.
Having ip set on a interface will cause dynamic routing daemons to
redistribute this as somekind of default route if redistribute static option is
enabled (bgpd, ospfd, ripd, gated, etc).

+++802.1q vlan subinterfaces should be able to have aliases (e.g.: eth7.901:0).

A realy working 802.1Q VLAN interfaces support patch (last applied on
initscripts-7.01, I'll prepare one for 7.06-1 as soon I'l rebuild glib2 on my
system, it seems I don't have it static as required) can be found at
http://www.ac.tuiasi.ro/mituc/devel/initscripts/initscripts-vlans-1.3.2.patch .
Comment 1 Tarhon-Onu Victor 2003-02-08 15:10:06 EST
Created attachment 89949 [details]
802.1Q VLAN subinterfaces support

It should require some more checks to tell more about what's happening when an
error occurs, but it works fine (tested in production for almost 6 months).
Comment 2 Tarhon-Onu Victor 2003-02-08 17:12:47 EST
Well, I took a closer look and it's seems I was terrible wrong about this.
ip add add dev device does nothing, anyway it should not be there, ip
-o link set dev ${PHYSDEV} up it's enough.
Moreover vlan interfaces are now treated as normal interfaces so aliases are
added if any.

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