starting Fedora Server SIG

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Thu Nov 13 15:49:35 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 08:33:48AM -0700, Jerry James wrote:
> Then could you tell me, please, how to fix an issue I've got with a
> server running F-9 that has a static IP address?  I've edited
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0.  It contains (among other
> settings):
> DEVICE=eth0
> ONBOOT=yes
> IPADDR=xx.xx.xx.xx
> Everything works fine *except* that ONBOOT=yes is not honored.  On
> boot, eth0 is not up.  I have to go login to the machine's console and
> "ifup eth0" before I get a network connection.  After that it behaves
> perfectly.  This wasn't so much of a problem when the machine in
> question was 50 feet from my desk, but it is currently 45 miles from
> my desk and that IS a problem.  Thanks,

Are you using NetworkManager or network service?

chkconfig --list NetworkManager
chkconfig --list network

If NetworkManger is enabled and network is not, then you need to 
change ifcfg-eth0:


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