Re: network, ifconfig, symbol link to network
On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 04:15:18PM +0200, Christian Eckert wrote:
| Hi friends,
| for some reasons during the debian (potato) installation
| I had to leave out my Ne2000 compatible network-card.
| I plugged it in later and installed the module 'ne'.
| wonderful,no ioport-problems nor irq-problems.
| Now I want to setup the network...
| I created the file '/etc/network' whith
| commands like 'ifconfig, route and so on' . as an
| executable scriptfile.
This isn't right. There should be a directory /etc/network/ on your
system, if you installed the 'netbase' and 'ifupdown' packages.
All you need to do is put the alias in /etc/modutils/my_aliases. For
echo "alias eth0 ne" >> /etc/modutils/my_aliases && update_aliases
(as root). Then edit /etc/network/interfaces to have the correct
information about your interface. Then running 'ifup eth0' will bring
up the interface and 'ifdown eth0' takes it down. Here is a sample
interfaces file ('man interfaces' will tell you more) :
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)
# The loopback interface
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
iface eth1 inet dhcp
This file defines eth0 as a static interface but eth1 uses dhcp.
| As this file should be executed at boot time I have to create
| furthermore some symbol links in /etc/init.d/??? ,beginning
| with SXXname.
| now the questions:
| 1)Are there any rules for choosing the number XX ?
| This will obviously arrange the sequence of starting up
| different scripts. That means are there any scripts which have to
| be started before configuring the network?
Yes, the number is chosen so that the order of startup is as intended.
| 2)Do I also have to create a killing script KXXname?
If you want to take down the network when you shutdown.
| 3) I suppose that in each runlevel in which
| I want to use the network capabilities, I have to create this
| also, right?