FC8 how to get static IP working
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Wed Nov 14 00:57:13 UTC 2007
Mike Wright wrote:
> Hi Ed,
> "static" is not a protocol.
It is in my ifcfg-eth0 file after a clean install....and I didn't put it there.
> I'm curious where you got that information. I've searched off and on
> for years and never found that documented anywhere although I have seen
> it used somewhat frequently and which may actually be a source of errors
> in some scripts. From:
> The Official Red Hat Linux Reference Guide
> Chapter 12. Network Scripts
> BOOTPROTO=<protocol>, where <protocol> is one of the following:
> none — No boot-time protocol should be used.
> bootp — The BOOTP protocol should be used.
> dhcp — The DHCP protocol should be used.
> Additionally, grepping for BOOTPROTO in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/*
> finds no test for static.
> Based on that I'd have to say BOOTPROTO=none is correct.
> Mike Wright
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