RE: problems getting static ip to work
Thank you. I got it to work.
I had to remove the "eth0" line and and the lines below it.
Now I don't get the overflow error and IMAP seems to work fine..
From: Thomas Hood [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: problems getting static ip to work
> I have a laptop running Debian, whose network interface is a pcmcia
> card. I use it as an IMAP mail server. Recently, I tried giving it a
> static IP address. by changing /etc/pcmcia/network.opts and filling in
> the appropriate fields (I actually used pcnetconfig, so it generated
> the file for me) My /etc/network/interfaces looks like this
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> iface eth0 inet static
> address 192.168.2.6
> netmask 255.255.255.0
> network 192.168.2.0
> gateway 192.168.2.1
This is invalid. The 'eth0' on its own line shouldn't be there. The
rest is OK:
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
> ifconfig -a
> does seem to give me information that eth0 is configured (I can even
> it ping it from another machine on the network)
> I am noticing 2 problems.
> On boot up I get a "neighbor table overflow" message. I was told this
> has something to do with the loopback not being configured, but I
> thought my interfaces file should take care of this.
Yes it should.
> More importantly, my IMAP daemon does not seem to be retrieving any
> mail from my Pop server. I tried doing a
> % telnet 127.0.0.1 imap2
> and it hangs......
> I think I'm going in circles here and I'd appreciate it if someone can
> explain to me what the problem is and how I might fix it?
Try eliminating the 'network' line from the eth0 iface definition.
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