network profiles - do they work for you? they are broken for me!
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Fri May 25 15:35:14 UTC 2007
On 5/25/07, John DeDourek <dedourek at unb.ca> wrote:
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > Can you please look at my youtube video and then respond if I use
> > system-config-network how it is not supposed to be used or if
> > system-config-network is broken?
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoy9k5euZRQ
> > On 5/17/07, John DeDourek <dedourek at unb.ca> wrote:
> >> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> > I tried using network profiles on my Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 7
> >> > systems and they don't work for me.
> >> >
> >> > Can you tell me if you use network profiles build into
> >> > system-config-network and system-control-network tools?
> >> >
> >> > When I use gui system-config-network to setup network profiles no
> >> > matter which one I choose and edit I end up with all the profiles with
> >> > the same settings!
> >> >
> >> > I can't setup two different profiles!
> >> >
> >> > Can you please explain how do you use network profiles via
> >> > system-config-network ?
> >> >
> >> > Thank you.
> >> >
> >> First, I am doing this from home, from memory, so I can't
> >> give you exact wordings of menu items, nor exact location
> >> of menus. But this general procedure works for FC5. I can't
> >> at the moment verify it for FC6 or FC7.
> >> I use the following procedure.
> >> --I leave the configuration of all the interfaces as installed
> >> --I leave the contents of the default profile as installed
> >> When I want a new profile, say for my home lan, using the
> >> GUI:
> >> -- Make a "copy" of the appropriate lan interface
> >> -- Edit the copy of the lan interface (leaving the original
> >> alone); I usually change the name of the interface from
> >> the "Copy of eth0" to something like "HomeLan"; I also edit
> >> whatever other features I want to select for the home LAN,
> >> e.g. static or dynamic IP, etc.
> >> -- Create a new profile, say HomeLan; it doesn't bother me
> >> to have a profile and interface named the same; however
> >> if you find that confusing, name the interface "HomeLanIface"
> >> and name the profile "HomeLanProfile"
> >> -- Make sure only the appropriate interface (e.g. HomeLan" is
> >> now checked from the profile (HomeLan)
> >> -- Save it; (I think File->Save
> >> You're done
> >> What is hapening behind the scenes:
> >> Each of those interfaces is a script file containing bash
> >> variable assignments. You need a separate file for the LAN
> >> interface for each profile, because they need to have different
> >> values assigned to the variables. When you say that all the
> >> profiles are the same, I am presuming that you are not making
> >> a separate copy of the interface for each profile. So of course,
> >> you are always essentially constantly changing the values in
> >> the one and only interface file. These files are kept somewhere
> >> like /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/
> >> Each of the profiles is a directory, I think under
> >> /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/ In that directory is
> >> a symbolic link to each of the "device" files that is
> >> configured for that interface.
> >> When you switch profiles, the "device" files (which are
> >> named something like "ifcfg-HomeLanIface") for the old
> >> profile are deleted from /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ and
> >> the "device" files for the new profile are copied in.
> >> Actually, I think that's wrong; the scripts are probably not
> >> copied, but links are created. I seem to recall that they
> >> are hard links rather than symbolic links.
> >> BTW, if you use the commands /sbin/ifup and /sbin/ifdown rather
> >> than the GUI to bring the interfaces up and down, use the
> >> device name (interface name) that you created in the GUI,
> >> not the Linux interface name as you would use it in
> >> /sbin/ifconfig. That is, use
> >> /sbin/ifup HomeLanIface
> >> /sbin/ifdown HomeLanIface
> >> Hope this is useful to you.
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> An important point: I am describing the situation for FC5; hopefully it has
> not changed in your fedora.
> You omitted the first step in what I described. You need to
> have two separate copies of the DEVICE. I see only one device,
> called eth0. Make a copy of the DEVICE. You click on it and click
> the "Copy" button. The second device will be by default called
> "Copy of eth0".
What you do works, but that is a workaround. It is definitely not
supposed to work this way!
Please look also at this video:
and this video also:
On this last video you can see clearly how profiles are suposed to
work on fedora 7 (and also 6) but they don't work! When you change one
profile all profiles change!
This is definitely a bug for me.
I just found out that it is already on bugzilla:
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