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Old 08-17-2002, 07:46 PM   #1
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time to bring up network


I am running linux on a laptop...which is not always connected to a network...but when it's not...it takes forever to boot because that "bringing up /eth0" freezes for minutes...can I shorten the wait time?
 
Old 08-17-2002, 09:19 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-18-2002, 02:18 AM   #3
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leave the boot protocol on dhcp if that's what you use. Change ONBOOT=yes to no

]# pwd
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
[root@Micro network-scripts]# cat ifcfg-eth0
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
ONBOOT=no
 
Old 08-18-2002, 02:20 AM   #4
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To start it when you connect to a lan use...

ifup eth0
 
  


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