Dell PE R515 Ethernet bonding in CentOS 6 problem

Howard Powell hbp4c at
Wed Jul 20 13:33:34 CDT 2011

Adam - you are awesome.  Removing the quotes seems to solve my problem.

I had convinced myself it was a dell/hardware problem, which is why I posted it here.  I'll create a new trouble ticket in the CentOS bug system and see if they'll correct it or pass it up to the RHEL folks.


Howard Powell
hbp4c at

On Jul 20, 2011, at 2:16 PM, Adam Tilghman wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 10:41:36AM -0400, Howard Powell wrote:
>> I am unable to bond the network interfaces together in CentOS 6 like I was able to do in CentOS 5.  
> [...]
>> I have modified the /etc/sysconfig/network-script/ifcfg-eth? files to each include the following:
> [...]
>> MASTER="bond0"
> I ran into similar issues under Scienctific Linux 6.0
> Try removing the quotes from the MASTER="bond0" lines - that
> particular parameter is parsed via shell code (*not* by the shell itself)
> and the quotes aren't handled properly.
> --
> Adam Tilghman   Systems Support / Academic Computing & Media Services
> agt at    858-822-0711     University of California, San Diego   

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