Bug 96094 - [gif] startup scripts do not configure gif interfaces under certain circumstances
Summary: [gif] startup scripts do not configure gif interfaces under certain circumsta...
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 6.0-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2006-04-20 11:00 UTC by Dmity Andrianov
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description Dmity Andrianov 2006-04-20 11:00:25 UTC
The list_net_interfaces() function of /etc/network.subr uses the following code to build list of interfaces when network_interfaces is NOT set to "auto":

                _tmplist="${network_interfaces} ${cloned_interfaces}"

This does not account gif interfaces specified with gif_interfaces option. Of course it is possible to set gif_interfaces equal to cloned_interfaces in the /etc/rc.conf but this will cause "ifconfig gifN create" to be executed twice (second invocation reports error - interface already created)
Comment 1 brooks 2006-04-21 06:25:24 UTC
We've deprecated setting network_interfaces to anything other than
AUTO in 7.0 and I'll probably MFC that documentation to RELENG_6
after the 6.1 release.  Now that you can disable automatic, boot time
configuration of individual interfaces with the NOAUTO keyword, setting
network_interfaces is pretty pointless.  As such it seems unlikely we'll
fix this bug.  In may ways, the real bug is appending cloned_interfaces

-- Brooks
Comment 2 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:59:51 UTC
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