libdnet creates fake MAC address

Bug #887825 reported by leex on 2011-11-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dnprogs (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
dnprogs (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Oneiric
Critical
Unassigned
Precise
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

The libdnet package was pulled in as a dependency by some package. result: both my ubuntu machines had the same fake mac HWaddr aa:00:04:00:0a:04, that messed up my network. I deleted the relevant packages (all that had anything to do with libdnet) and it works again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: dnet-common (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Nov 9 00:46:46 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110426)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/usr/bin/zsh
SourcePackage: dnprogs
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-14 (25 days ago)

leex (felix-glaser) on 2011-11-08
description: updated
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2011-11-08
Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The dnet-common package includes no integration with upstart. That means the following prohibition at the top of /etc/init.d/decnet:

# This script MUST be run before TCP/IP is started.

is a problem.

For precise, the problems are mitigated by the fact that decnet only starts if explicitly configured (Debian bug #637179); but in oneiric, simply installing this package will mangle the network interfaces.

Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Critical → High
Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

(And this package gets installed as a dependency of a library, which has other libraries as reverse-dependencies - quite a mess.)

Changed in dnprogs (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
summary: - libdnet creates fake mac address
+ libdnet creates fake MAC address
Leo Iannacone (l3on) wrote :

According to the debian changelog, Precise is not affected by this problem:

dnprogs | 2.57 | precise/universe | source

Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Leo Iannacone (l3on)
Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Leo Iannacone (l3on) on 2012-01-31
Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
assignee: Leo Iannacone (l3on) → nobody
Debra Virden (teddydlv) on 2013-02-06
description: updated
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

oneiric has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the oneiric task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in dnprogs (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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