Setting ONBOOT=no is not valid for interfaces aliases

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Issue

  • Setting ONBOOT=no in the configuration file for interfaces aliases (eg, eth0:1) is not respected. When the parent (Eg, eth0) is brought up the alias is always brought up on system reboot or on restarting network service.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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