Re: new problem - networking is strange
On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 19:35:48 -0400
"H.S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Miles Fidelman wrote:
> > H.S. wrote:
> >>>> Is udev giving your interface a new name (ethx instead of, say
> >>>> eth0)?
> >>> how would I check that, and why would it just start doing that?
> >> You could just list the devices:
> >> $> /sbin/ifconfig -a
> >> and ensure you have the correctly named eth device(s). And
> >> perhaps verify their mac addresses.
> >> Why does it change? I am not sure, but I have had to face this
> >> kind of problem in the past a few times, usually following a
> >> kernel upgrade or udev upgrade or by chaning the network
> >> hardware.
> > well it sure seems like the interface is now coming up with the
> > name eth3 - when I change the line in /etc/network/interfaces to
> > read eth3, all comes up - but this is sure weird
> > I haven't really done anything to change things.
> > Miles
> Check the file:
> You may need to remove some lines from there or change the interface
> names to the ones you want.
Delete the entire file. It will be recreated, correctly, when you
start up again.
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