Stock EL7 (and SL7) has a target called This is used to delay services until the network interface is configured and online. Whilst this is suitable for a scenario where the network gateway is statically configured or obtained via DHCP, it is not suitable for systems which run router discovery (eg rdisc). On such systems, is reached before any network gateway is configured, so services which require access to off-wire resources (eg updaterpms) can fail to start correctly.

To solve this, an extra target called has been added. This target is only reached once and any services required to provide full internet access have been started. Services that require off-wire resources to start correctly should depend on this target (using ‘after‘) instead of the

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