[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #964: Control Panel/Network Configuration - serious issues!

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Wed Feb 5 09:58:49 PST 2014

#964: Control Panel/Network Configuration - serious issues!
  Reporter:  geostar          |      Owner:  kenmoore
      Type:  System Defect    |     Status:  new
  Priority:  critical         |  Milestone:
 Component:  Network Manager  |    Version:  10.0-RELEASE
Resolution:                   |   Keywords:  networking lan
Changes (by kenmoore):

 * status:  assigned => new


 OK, I have been doing a bunch of checks on this, but I am still unable to
 reproduce your bugs.
 Try this (one step at a time) and report what happens please:
 1) Open a console and run (as user) "sudo cp /etc/rc.conf
 /etc/rc.conf.old. Give your user password when prompted. This just makes a
 copy of your current configuration for comparison later.
 2)Run "sudo pc-netmanager" (also as user). This will start up the network
 manager the exact same way the PC-BSD Control Panel does, but also let you
 see some debugging information in the console.
 3) Make a few changes in the main network config UI -> Network
 Configuration tab, (such as putting in a custom gateway, change hostname,
 or enable ipv6 support with custom gateway) then click the "Save" button
 at the bottom.
 4) After saving your changes, you should see a little window pop-up saying
 that it is restarting the network (the text changes depending on which
 step of the restart operation it is on).
 5) Close the network manager, and see if there is any strange debugging
 output in the console.
 6) Run "diff /etc/rc.conf /etc/rc.conf.old" to see any changes to your
 configuration (it should match the changes you saved within the GUI).
 7) Re-run steps 3->6 but this time make/save your changes within the
 device configuration sub-GUI fro your particular device (assign static IP
 or IPv6 address in this case, since that will make changes to rc.conf).

 I am not looking for whether your configuration settings are correct (in
 that you have an active internet connection afterwards), but simply
 whether the utility is making the appropriate changes to your
 configuration file at the moment.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/964#comment:9>
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