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Re: Permission to reconfigure netmask denied

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Permission to reconfigure netmask denied
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 20:18:41 +0100 (MET)

On 12 Dec, Alan Sparks wrote:
> A cfengine (1.6.0a3) running on a Solaris 2.7 machine... I have a line
> in the configuration like:
> interfaces:
>         "hme0"  netmask= broadcast=ones
> The cfengine run yields the following result:
> Found netmask:
> cfengine:email21: The netmask is incorrectly configured, resetting...
> Found broadcast address:
> cfengine:email21: Broadcast address was (should be
> bit-type one) Resetting interface...
> cfengine:email21: Permission to reconfigure netmask denied.
> cfengine:email21: ioctl: Bad address
> Trying to set broad to =
> cfengine:email21: Permission to reconfigure broadcast denied.
> cfengine:email21: ioctl: Bad address
> Is there a problem with cfengine?  Why can't it reset the netmask?  It's
> running as root.
> Thanks in advance.
> -Alan

For some undiscernable reason, this stopped working as of solaris
2.6, and on a coujple of other platforms too. I do not yet know how to
diagnose or fix this, so please ignore this for now and work around....


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