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Re: Network interfaces initialize with weird addresses

On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 16:45 -0800, Joachim Achtzehnter wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been running amd64 (unstable) without too much trouble for a couple of 
> months on my mail server, but there is one major problem, and a recent 
> update did not fix this problem:
> When the system boots it screws up the network interfaces. There are two 
> interfaces, one going to an ADSL modem, the other for an internal network, 
> both configured with static addresses in /etc/network/interfaces. Usually, 
> one or both of the interfaces have totally wrong IP addresses and subnet 
> masks. I typically have to bring them down and up again manually by running 
> ifconfig. This seems to always work, but I then have to restart all the 
> services because they are still listening on the wrong addresses.

If you have zeroconf installed, is your problem!!

> The same screw-up also happens when I run "/etc/init.d/networking start" 
> manually. Often, this script seems to hang for a few minutes after it has 
> processed the first interface, and one or both interfaces end up with weird 
> random addresses.
> It seems as if something is getting badly confused, perhaps parsing the 
> interfaces file?
> Any idea what this might be? Note, this was initially installed as testing, 
> then upgraded to unstable.
> Thanks,
> Joachim
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