[CentOS] Interface starts when it shouldn't

Steve Thompson smt at vgersoft.com
Sun Mar 11 13:56:21 EDT 2012


In CentOS 5.7 and earlier versions, an alias interface is defined via 
ifcfg-<interface>:foo which contains "ONBOOT=no". The ONBOOT setting 
appears to be ignored, and the interface always starts when the system 
boots or if networking is restarted. This is a serious bug that seems to 
date back many years (I found references in 2005). Anyone know why it 
hasn't been fixed, or if there is indeed a fix?

Steve
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