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Bug 2076 - /sbin/ifup doesn't recognise interface initialisation failure
Summary: /sbin/ifup doesn't recognise interface initialisation failure
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-04-09 01:26 UTC by Sittampalam, Ganesh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-09 14:26:18 UTC

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Description Sittampalam, Ganesh 1999-04-09 01:26:38 UTC
The /sbin/ifup script contains this line to detect whether
an interface works:
/sbin/ifconfig ${REALDEVICE} 2>&1 | grep -s "unknown
interface" > /dev/null

The current version of ifconfig doesn't return a line with
"unknown interface" in it if an interface fails to
initialise, so this isn't very helpful.

------- Email Received From  "Ganesh Sittampalam,Computing Laboratory,83512,86765" <> 04/08/99 21:30 -------

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-09 14:26:59 UTC
this has been fixed in initscripts-4.01-2.

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