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mathfeel 08-17-2002 07:46 PM

time to bring up network
I am running linux on a laptop...which is not always connected to a network...but when it's takes forever to boot because that "bringing up /eth0" freezes for minutes...can I shorten the wait time?

Thymox 08-17-2002 09:19 PM

The only time that I found the 'bringing up eth0' bit appearing to freeze was when I had my machine setup as a DHCP server when there was already a DHCP server on the network. Try disabling dhcpd on startup.

DavidPhillips 08-18-2002 02:18 AM

leave the boot protocol on dhcp if that's what you use. Change ONBOOT=yes to no

]# pwd
[root@Micro network-scripts]# cat ifcfg-eth0

DavidPhillips 08-18-2002 02:20 AM

To start it when you connect to a lan use...

ifup eth0

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