[CentOS] CentOS 5.5: what do /etc/sysconfig/networking and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts exactly ?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Nov 24 08:22:36 UTC 2010

On 11/24/10 12:14 AM, giggzounet wrote:
> Hi,
> on our cluster we have 5 network interfaces. I was surprised to discover
> that the ifcfd-* files under /etc/sysconfig/networking and
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts were not the same. So I have searched a
> little bit, but I'm now confused:
> - the files under /etc/sysconfig/networking come from system-config-network.
> - the files under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts are read by the
> /etc/init.d/network script and used to set up the network interfaces.
> - I don't find where the files under /etc/sysconfig/networking are used.
> - Does system-config-network modify the file under
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts too ?
> Is there someone who can enlightenment me ?

take a look at /etc/rc.d/init.d/network

thats the script that runs all that other stuff to fire up all the 
networking interfaces defined.

its moderately complicated.

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