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Re: ifup fails for static IP address. Is ifcfg wrong?

Art Edwards wrote:
Actually, this was a fresh installation. I had been running Debian
before and had reformatted everything but /home.

Art Edwards

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 09:31:44AM -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:

Art Edwards wrote:

I dug a little deeper and found that the ifcfg-eth0 in default had the wrong IP address--one that was actually in use. When I changed that value, all started to work. I really don't know why the ifcfg-eth0 script in

is different from that in


In fact, I really don'tunderstand why there are two. Why not symbolic links?

Was this installation an upgrade?  The FC5 installer creates only the
one file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, and that appears to be
sufficient.  If you (re)configure with system-config-network, there
will be two additional hard links to that same file:

  3290919 ./sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
  3290919 ./sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0
  3290919 ./sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-eth0

It looks like you got a broken setup with some files left over
from a previous installation.

The only other possibility that comes to mind is that you manually
edited the configuration and the editor you used did not properly
handle the multiple-linked file.

Bob Nichols         Yes, "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.

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