[K12OSN] EL6 Status TODOs

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Wed May 25 11:51:17 UTC 2011

On 5/24/2011 5:03 PM, Burke Almquist wrote:
>> (MODERATE) Network Configuration documentation sucks so much that
>> it confused even Warren as he forgot how to add an ethX to the
>> ltspbr0 bridge manually. May require development of better tools to
>> make it less of a crappy manual configuration process.
> Were you looking at this?
> https://fedorahosted.org/k12linux/wiki/NetworkSetup
> If anyone has suggestions for making this clearer, please feel free
> to share.
> No matter how good the setup tool is, we have no way of knowing if
> they are using one, two, or more network cards, using VLANS, using a
> windows DHCP server, etc. I think that is why we stuck with manual
> configuration using a bridge, it's also one reason the documentation
> is so crappy and confusing, since there are so many possible
> scenarios to cover.

To make matters worse, they removed the GUI system-config-network from 
EL6.  The existing documentation describes using that tool to write out 
an almost-complete config file for the desired ethX device.  But now 
that we have no tool to do that, I had to manually write a config file 
that pulled in the correct ethX device details, MAC address and other 
parameters including NM_CONTROLLED=no so NetworkManager ignores the 
device.  The new documentation would be pretty complicated in describing 
how to choose your ethX devices to attach to ltspbr0 and how to write 
the config manually.


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