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Bug#261460: Is anyone else seeing this? -- Re: Bug#261460: Non-DHCP network config step of d-i is broken

On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 06:25:26AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> Well... here's an interesting observation!
> My gateway is at a different address from my DNSserver.
> (For what it's worth: Gateway=, DNSserver=
> I noticed that the non-DHCP network configuration step always 
> offers to set the DNSserver to the same address the gateway.  And I 
> always change it to point to my DNSserver.
> But this time I tried (out of desperation -- just trying random 
> stuff) leaving the DNSserver the same as the gateway.

If you do not CC [bugnumber]@bugs.debian.org, nobody except me will see

> And it worked!  It did *not* loop back to the network configuration 
> step.
> Is this a clue?  What log files (or whatever else) do you need to 
> see to followup on this?
> Would somebody please try this out on an i386?  (DNSserver 
> address != Gateway address)  And let me know if it breaks non-DHCP 
> network configuration?

This is my configuration at home, so yes, I've tried it.

DNS server =
Gateway =

Works on i386 and sparc.

> As I say, It's easy to try... you never need to get to the point of 
> touching the disks.

Indeed. It's why so much work has been done on netcfg as opposed to
something like silo-installer.

Joshua Kwan

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