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Re: Setting IP address not working

On Wednesday 15 June 2005 22:12, Kent West wrote:
> I can't understand why your /etc/network/interfaces file is being
> ignored. It makes no sense to me. Maybe the permissions on the file?

It is not being ignored - the ifupdown script is using it, but getting the 
error message back from the kernel (I think that is what the "RTNETLINK 
answers" message is about.

> > westk[@westek]:/home/westk:> ls -l /etc/network/interfaces
> > -rw-r--r--  1 root root 410 2004-11-12 20:37 /etc/network/interfaces

alan@kanger ~ $ ls -l /etc/network/interfaces
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 268 2005-06-15 18:24 /etc/network/interfaces

> Do you have another kernel you can try?

I am currently running 2.6.11, but I can dual boot into 2.6.8 and this has the 
same problem.

> Do you have a LiveCD you can try?

I have the Gnome 2.10 live CD - based on ubuntu - based on debian?

When I loaded that it assigned, via dhcp, the correct ip address


So in summary we now have

1) Boot via live CD - works perfectly
2) Manually configure static ip address via manual ifconfig and route commands 
- works perfectly
3) Any attempt to use ifup command fails (this is what 
the /etc/init.d/networking and /etc/network/interfaces interaction uses).

Alan Chandler

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