[ovs-discuss] RFC: RedHat net-scripts for Open vSwitch

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Tue Nov 1 16:53:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 03:31:05PM +0400, Alexey I. Froloff wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 09:07:32AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > Do you think that these scripts are ready to incorporate into
> > OVS?
> - Why you software called "beta"?
> - Coz it's beta than nothin'!
> These scripts are fine when you want to configure bridges at boot
> time.  However, if you do manual ifup/ifdown for particular
> interfaces, strange things may happen.  For example, doing ifdown
> on a bridge will not set ports (eth*) to down and doing ifup on a
> bridge will not add ports (eth*) to this bridge.  I've read
> RedHat's ifup-eth/ifdown-eth scripts and believe that this
> behavior is compatible with standard bridges (TYPE=Bridge).
> Still, this is "better than nothing" and can be included, but a
> couple of lines must be added to README.RHEL and I'm not good at
> writing docs ;-)  Maybe my previous message (with some
> additions/corrections) can be added?

That's good enough for me.  Thanks.  I'll work on getting this in.

> P.S. Your maillist software behaves strange.  When I'm in Cc:
> field I don't receive message for a list, only one personal
> message.  I am filtering messages for lists by List-Id: header
> and this behavior breaks threads for me.  Is it configurable?

It looks like you figured out how to configure it.  I don't know where
the default setting comes from, or if it's the customary default.

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