[klibc] problems with ipconfig command (no static config possible)

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Aug 25 13:18:21 PDT 2004

Dirk von Suchodoletz wrote:
> I tried the 167 of the klibc code (especially ipconfig and nfsmount) 
> yesterday. Everything worked fine, if I added the interface to the
> ip= line from either PXE or etherboot. Unfortunately etherboot puts a 
> hostname into this line and PXE not. If I simply pass the line without 
> addition to ipconfig then the loopback device is configured (That seems to 
> me of no much sense :-( ) ...
> Any ideas how this could be solved?

OK, there is a heuristic which is intended to keep the loopback device 
from being the device selected to configure; clearly it's not working. 
I will look at this as soon as I get a chance.

The hostname vs no hostname shouldn't matter.


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