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Bug 2613

Summary: segmentation fault
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: rory
Component: linuxconfAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Version: 6.0CC: rapid_clicker
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Hardware: i386   
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Description rory 1999-05-06 21:29:51 UTC
linuxconf core dumps with a segmentation fault.

System is configured with two ethernet cards and acts as a
DHCP server. After installation of RedHat 6.0, enabling the
second ethernet card, and installing the DHCP rpm, and
rebooting, linuxconf will core dump whenever run. A full
reinstall and following the same steps reproduced the

Comment 1 rory 1999-05-06 23:02:59 UTC
Further investigation reveals the cause:
DHCPD was manually configured, and did not contain an entry of the
server-identifier xxxxx;
The lack of a "server-identifier" entry causes the segmentation
violation at line 899 of

Please note that this was not required for previous releases, and may
affect other users who are upgrading.

Also note that if multiple ranges for a subnet are specified, the
linuxconf program will only display the last one of the group. An
example of this would be:

subnet netmask {

which would only display the range 110-200.


Comment 2 whampton 1999-05-28 14:31:59 UTC
Linuxconf on a Toshiba 8000 laptop segfaults often, usually
when trying to "accept" a feature during networking setup.
It has segfaulted nearly 10 times as I have setup the RH6.0 laptop.

Comment 3 marc.lefranc 1999-06-03 08:19:59 UTC
linuxconf also segfaults on my machine, even after reinstalling the
1024 # linuxconf
Segmentation fault

Comment 4 Harry Hart 1999-07-23 23:51:59 UTC
linuxconf segfaults when launched, for me, too.  I'm running RHL6.0
(Intel) on a Pentium or PII.  DNS (resolver & BIND), IMAP, and
SendMail are the only network services.

Comment 5 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-03 22:53:59 UTC
Reported fixed in linuxconf-1.16r1.3, released as update RHEA-1999:026