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Re: starting Fedora Server SIG



On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 08:33 -0700, Jerry James wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Chuck Anderson <cra wpi edu> wrote:
> > Well, for system-wide connections which you would presumably want for
> > a server, you edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* as usual and
> > NM will bring the interface up at boot.
> >
> > >From the desktop, you can Edit Connections and create a new static
> > connection and select it instead of the System or Auto connection
> > which is very handy when moving between networks that don't support
> > DHCP.
> 
> Then could you tell me, please, how to fix an issue I've got with a
> server running F-9 that has a static IP address?  I've edited
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0.  It contains (among other
> settings):
> 
> DEVICE=eth0
> BOOTPROTO=none
> ONBOOT=yes
> NM_CONTROLLED=no
> IPADDR=xx.xx.xx.xx
> 
> Everything works fine *except* that ONBOOT=yes is not honored.  On
> boot, eth0 is not up.  I have to go login to the machine's console and
> "ifup eth0" before I get a network connection.  After that it behaves
> perfectly.  This wasn't so much of a problem when the machine in
> question was 50 feet from my desk, but it is currently 45 miles from
> my desk and that IS a problem.  Thanks,

Is it a bridged device or a member of a bridge?  What version of NM is
installed?

What happens if you stop NM, 'killall -TERM nm-system-settings', and
run:

/usr/sbin/nm-system-settings --debug --plugins=ifcfg-fedora

What's the output?

Dan


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