Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90601
ifup gives (harmless) errormessage with Xircom netwave
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:36:11 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
[root@dexter init.d]# ifup eth1
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
Expected Results: No error should have been given.
This error message has been silenced in CVS - will be in 8.17-1.