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Bug 84915 - oowriter outputs SIOCGIFADDR got '00:00:00:00:00:00' with dummy network interface
oowriter outputs SIOCGIFADDR got '00:00:00:00:00:00' with dummy network inter...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2003-02-23 15:38 EST by Jay Berkenbilt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-27 11:14:39 EST
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Description Jay Berkenbilt 2003-02-23 15:38:05 EST
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.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. ifconfig dummy0 netmask up
2. oowriter &      [from commandline so you can see its output]

Actual results:

The above message is issued from time to time.

Expected results:

It shouldn't complain about this.  It should just silently ignore it.

Additional info:

Setting an explicit hardware address, as in:

ip link set dummy0 address 00:00:00:00:00:01

prevents this output.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2004-02-27 11:14:39 EST
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...

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