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Re: activating ethernet

Jack Monflower wrote:
> hello,
> i want to use a fedora box as a server and remove at some point the monitor.
> for that, i need to be able to reboot it so it will start everything
> smoothly.
> however, i noticed that currently whenever i turn on the computer, i
> have to go to the administration -> network and specifically "Activate"
> the network ethernet device.
> in addition, i have to restart httpd, mysqld and other servers which i
> want to be started automatically.
> i know the latter i can do in /etc/init.d/rc.local or something like
> that... but how can i make sure that the ethernet gets activated
> automatically? this is necessary, because otherwise i cannot ssh to the
> computer and need a console access.
> thanks
You may want to change the system so it starts in run level 3,
instead of run level 5. This tends to work better for servers.

System --> Administration --> Services --> Set Run Level


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