[CentOS] network interface activation order

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Fri Nov 30 16:51:50 UTC 2007

Graham Johnston wrote:
> I am using CentOS as a firewall/router.  I am using bonded interfaces,
> vlan interfaces, and bridge interfaces.  My problem currently is that on
> boot the system is attempting to activate the bridge interface before
> it's bonded-vlan members have been created.  What this means is that the
> bridge is created but not activated.
> Is there anyway for me to influence the activation order and have bridge
> interfaces dealt with last?

there's probably a better way to do this, but what I've done in the past 
is to create special firewall related kinda stuff like your'e describing 
in my own script thats run quite late in the init sequence, usually from 
rc2.d/S99myfirewall  or even from /etc/rc.d/rc.local

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