Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Strange /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth*.bak problems on CentOS

I think there is a bug with Kudzu that causes sometimes to change network setting from /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth*.bak causing loss of network connectivity after there is a reboot. The original setting was replaced with one with DHCP. In other words, the original ifcfg-eth0 becomes ifcfg-eth0.bak and a new one ifcfg-eth0 is a config scripts with DHCP settings. 

It seems that the cause of this issue seems to be coming from the Kudzu Daemon. Once I stop the service, my network configuration remain as it is during bootup.

# chkconfig --levels 2345 kudzu off

# service kudzu stop

For more information, do look at  CentOS Discussion Thread

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