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Bug 1063034 - NetworkManager shouldn't load /etc/hostname whenever it changes
Summary: NetworkManager shouldn't load /etc/hostname whenever it changes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-09 17:33 UTC by Stef Walter
Modified: 2015-06-29 15:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 15:06:43 UTC

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Description Stef Walter 2014-02-09 17:33:54 UTC
As far as I know systemd-hostnamed "owns" sethostname() and /etc/hostname in Fedora.

Currently NetworkManager is watching /etc/hostname and calling sethostname() with it whetever it changes. This overrides hostnamed's documented behavior and causes confusion in corner cases.

As far as I can tell src/settings/plugins/ifcfg-rh/plugin.c is doing the loading of /etc/hostname and calls sethostname() in src/nm-policy.c().

Need to fix:
 1. network manager wants to set a hostname it should do it via hostnamed
 2. and secondly it shouldn't go screwing around in /etc/hostname directly.

Comment 1 Stef Walter 2014-02-10 11:43:09 UTC
Work around is to make /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf look like:

# plugins=ifcfg-rh

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