Bug 90601 - ifup gives (harmless) errormessage with Xircom netwave
ifup gives (harmless) errormessage with Xircom netwave
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-05-10 08:56 EDT by Martijn Lievaart
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:36 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 8.17-1
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 14:54:29 EDT
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Description Martijn Lievaart 2003-05-10 08:56:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
/etc/sysconfig/network-script/ifup-wireless tries to set the ESSID to 'any' if
none is given in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts. This is not appropriate for the
netwave that does not support setting ESSID.

This does not hamper the functionality in any way but leads to an ugly error
message. This may in turn lead the user to wonder wether all went well, when in
fact it did.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert an Xircom Netwave in a pcmcia slot
2. Execute ifdown on the assigned ethernet device
3. Execute ifup on smae device

Actual Results:  
[root@dexter init.d]# ifup eth1
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
[root@dexter init.d]#

Expected Results:  No error should have been given.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-30 14:54:29 EDT
This error message has been silenced in CVS - will be in 8.17-1.

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