Bug 8596 - linuxconf can not assign Alternate Local Networks
Summary: linuxconf can not assign Alternate Local Networks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2000-01-19 09:20 UTC by Harry Brueckner
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:47:36 UTC

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Description Harry Brueckner 2000-01-19 09:20:46 UTC

I am running RH 6.1 and have a problem regarding linuxconf and the menu
"Config/Networking/Client tasks/Routing and gateways/Set routes to
alternate local nets".

When I enter the network data from the second network which is routed to my
eth0 interface the file /etc/sysconfig/static-routes shows a line like

any net <my network number> netmask <my netmask> gw eth0

and the script /etc/rc.d/init.d/network tries to process this line to setup
the route like this:

/sbin/route add -net <my network number> netmask <my netmask> gw eth0

The problem with that is, that its not a legal call to the route (v1.96)
command since I do not want to route to a certain host but to the device
The command which should be created (and which works when I run it
manually) is:

/sbin/route add -net <my network number> netmask <my netmask> dev eth0

The "gw" argument must be replaced with "dev" in this case because the
program asks for a device and not a hostname.

Am I wrong to use this menu for my needs or is this a bug?

Thanks for any help.


Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 16:12:58 UTC
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:47:36 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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