New Etch install - IP address question
Just installed Etch from the RC1 net install CD. Did standard install,
updated everything to the latest etch packages from the Debian
repository, and then installed xorg + kde. Everything *works fine*, but
something is different about the network configuration that I don't
understand, and hoping someone can explain what I'm seeing. I didn't
change anything in the network configuration - just left it as set up by
I have a simple LAN behind a router that assigns IP addresses with DHCP.
I'm using 192.168.2.X as the local subnet, so normally a system on the
LAN will get an IP address such as 192.168.2.155 or 192.168.2.156 etc.
But on this new install of etch, when I run ifconfig I'm getting this:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:20:F3:7A:03
inet addr:169.254.128.152 Bcast:169.254.255.255
inet6 addr: fe80::213:20ff:fef3:7a03/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:583 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:433 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:276931 (270.4 KiB) TX bytes:46680 (45.5 KiB)
Note the strange IP address. The leases file in /var/lib/dhcp3 does show
that the IP address assigned is in the expected range (192.168.2.199),
and I can ping that IP from other systems etc.
Again, everything looks and works normally excecpt for the strange IP
address. Just hoping someone can explain or provide a link to some
information - thanks...(maybe this is related to IPv6 ?)