Bug 838071 - dhclient is not started initializing interfaces
dhclient is not started initializing interfaces
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jiri Popelka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-06 08:01 EDT by Thomas Schweikle
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:20 EST (History)
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Description Thomas Schweikle 2012-07-06 08:01:24 EDT
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dhclient is not started initializing interfaces in tune all network services are not started, because the interface isn't ready (does not receive an address).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora rawhide
2. boot
Actual Results:  
no network interface except lo is configured with an address.

Expected Results:  
dhclient configuring available network interfaces

dhclient isn't executed by dracut/systemd. In tune none of the configured network interfaces receives an address and no network services are started. Login in on console and executing "dhclient eth0", "systemctl start sshd.service" does what is expected to be done automatically: assign an address and start sshd. Afterwards you may log in remotely.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 11:26:20 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

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Comment 2 John Horne 2013-08-27 16:02:45 EDT
Just updated my PC from F17 to F19 with a fresh install.

I am seeing what seems to be the same problem with my wireless network.
wpa_supplicant starts okay and associates the wireless adapter with the router, but when the system is fully up the interface has no IP address assigned to it. It seems that dhclient is not started at all (it is not seen in 'ps auxww').

If I run 'ifdown wlan0 && ifup wlan0' then the interface comes up with an IP address. dhclient is now running.

I don't use NetworkManager, but use the same wpa_suppliant and ifcfg configuration files that worked fine with F17.
Comment 3 Jiri Popelka 2013-08-28 04:41:19 EDT
(In reply to John Horne from comment #2)
> If I run 'ifdown wlan0 && ifup wlan0' then the interface comes up with an IP
> address. dhclient is now running.
> I don't use NetworkManager...

Then you need the legacy network service enabled.
What does 'systemctl is-enabled network.service' show ?
Comment 4 John Horne 2013-08-28 09:26:33 EDT
Yup, figured that out late last night when trying to find out what actually executed 'ifup'. Once I had enabled the 'network' to start, the network interfaces came up with no problems upon reboot.

For completeness the 'systemctl' output (with legacy network enabled) is:

network.service is not a native service, redirecting to /sbin/chkconfig.
Executing /sbin/chkconfig network --level=5

Thanks for your help, and sorry for the noise in this bug report.

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