Network configuration ifcfg files are overwritten at boot and contain a comment "Generated by dracut initrd"

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Issue

  • The system's network configuration is always overwritten after a reboot. The new, unexpected, ifcfg files begin with a comment that they were made by dracut initrd

    $ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ens192
    # Generated by dracut initrd
    NAME="eno1"
    DEVICE="eno1"
    ONBOOT="yes"
    NETBOOT="yes"
    UUID="1cc18a22-69b5-4d35-ad4d-4eb2ab1dbfc2"
    IPV6INIT="yes"
    BOOTPROTO="none"
    TYPE="Ethernet"
    DNS1="192.168.8.1"
    IPADDR="192.168.1.123"
    PREFIX="24"
    GATEWAY="192.168.1.1"
    DEFROUTE="yes"
    IPV4_FAILURE_FATAL="no"
    IPV6_AUTOCONF="yes"
    IPV6_DEFROUTE="yes"
    IPV6_PEERDNS="yes"
    IPV6_PEERROUTES="yes"
    IPV6_FAILURE_FATAL="no"
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • dracut

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