Bill Davidsen wrote: > Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> >> If you are using the network service and DHCP, ifcfg-eth0 should >> look something like this: >> >> DEVICE=eth0 >> BOOTPROTO=dhcp >> ONBOOT=yes >> HWADDR=<MAC address> >> DHCP_HOSTNAME=<something> >> TYPE=Ethernet >> IPV6INIT=no >> NM_CONTROLLED=no >> USERCTL=no >> >> You don't need all of this - you could get by with: >> >> DEVICE=eth0 >> BOOTPROTO=dhcp >> ONBOOT=yes >> NM_CONTROLLED=no >> > I really suggest using the MAC field, it prevents learning about > Plauger's Law (law of least astonishment) the hard way... Of course the > O.P. was using the MAC field (I suspect) and didn't know it. > >> You should also be able to create it using system-config-network. >> > Indeed. And I believe that should be part of the default install again. > >> Mikkel >> With /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, you are probably not going to run into it if you do not use HWADDR in ifcfg-eth? On the other hand, I do tend to use something like the first example I gave - you don't need to, but it can prevent surprises. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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