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  1. FreeNAS / TrueNAS
  2. NAS-101226

Clarify "reset interface" message in console

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      It appears that Console Menu option
      "1) Configure Network Interface"
      does not allow network configuration, and can break an existing good config.

      Assuming the expected behavior is correctly documented in section 3.1 "Obtaining an IP address" in https://www.ixsystems.com/documentation/freenas/11.2/booting.html

      Expected behavior:
      Prompts for networking parameters, applies them.

      Observed behavior:
      Menu does not prompt for networking parameters, exits prematurely, leaving network configuration incomplete or broken.

      Steps to reproduce:
      On a new install, from the console setup menu on a default config, select option 1 to Configure Network Interface.

      Enter an option 1-11:
      1) em0
      Select an interface (q to quit): 1
      Reset network configuration? (y/n) y
      Resetting interface configuraiton: Ok
      Restarting network: ok
      Restarting routing: ok

      Console Setup
      ...
      The web interface could not be accessed.
      Please check network configuration

      Note:

      If the system had no explicit networking config, rebooting the system in this state will bring the interface and the WebUI back up (presumably in a default configuration).

      If the system had an existing good config for a real interface (e.g. em0), the console menu system will properly prompt to delete the existing config, but will not prompt for new settings. The network will not come up without a reboot (again, presumably in a default configuration).

      If there is a problematic config (e.g. an imported config with settings that are inappropriate to a new piece of hardware (ix0 vs em0) or a config inappropriate to a new network environment), the system can't be recovered without dropping to shell to manually configure networking, enabling the GUI, enabling proper reconfiguration.

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              wblock Warren Block (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              karlfife Karl Fife
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