Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84915
oowriter outputs SIOCGIFADDR got '00:00:00:00:00:00' with dummy network interface
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:33 EDT
Description of problem:
If you have a dummy network interface configured, then open office outputs:
SIOCGIFADDR got '00:00:00:00:00:00' multiple times while it runs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ifconfig dummy0 10.10.10.10 netmask 255.255.255.255 up
2. oowriter & [from commandline so you can see its output]
The above message is issued from time to time.
It shouldn't complain about this. It should just silently ignore it.
Setting an explicit hardware address, as in:
ip link set dummy0 address 00:00:00:00:00:01
prevents this output.
OOo needs to know certain things about the network for a variety of
functions... I think we're stuck with this for the time being...