Bug 85011 - GUI creates route files that boot scripts can't see if interface nicknames used
Summary: GUI creates route files that boot scripts can't see if interface nicknames used
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 81720
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-24 21:26 UTC by Rod Marten
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-08-11 14:10:19 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:183 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated redhat-config-network package available 2003-08-11 04:00:00 UTC

Description Rod Marten 2003-02-24 21:26:55 UTC
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Description of problem:
When using the redhat-config-network gui, the files creates route files with the
nickname (vs ethX).  However, ifup-routes relies on the ethX name to find the
interface routes.  As a result interface specific static routes will not be read
on boot.

For example:
My system has eth1 nicknamed InternalInterface.  Interface specific routes are
listed in /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/InternalInterface.routes. 
ifup-routes looks for eth1.routes and doesn't see InternalInterface.routes.

This is especially troublesome if you create an interface with static routes
then nickname the interface.  Static routes will always be set to the initial
ones no matter how much you try to change them with the GUI due to the fact that
the new route table config isn't loaded

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new ethernet interface
2. Give the interface a nickname
3. Set some static routes on the interface
4. Reboot
5. Check routes with route command

Actual Results:  Interface specific static routes will not appear in the route table

Expected Results:  Interface spedific routes will appear in the route table

Additional info:

Copying the /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/nickname.route file to
/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ethX.route will work as a workaround.

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2003-03-31 15:48:31 UTC
fixed in CVS

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2003-08-11 14:10:19 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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