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Old 05-29-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
compassman
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Question Can't save networking changes in Fedora 1


I am getting some errors on my networking on boot. I made a minor change. When I try to save the change, I get an error about the file, '//etc/sysconfig/network-scripts//ifcfg-lo.rpmsave' is not found. The file is there, but the icon is a ? and I can't open it. Is this correct or is there a problem? Thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
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HI,
Dont depend on the UI managers ...they were ment for the novice... ended up being for the pro..

either you learn the networking ( its fun )

I presume you are in a rehat distro... and hence just use 'netconfig' command.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 08:23 AM   #3
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That "file, '//etc/sysconfig/network-scripts//ifcfg-lo.rpmsave" is most likely a link, and the file it points to does not exist.
Check with
# ls -l /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/

saneax is right, but still if you want to change it manually:
How did you do that minor change that you can't save? Do you edit an existing file, or try to create a new one?
I guess the file should be saved as /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts//ifcfg-eth0 or something like that?
 
Old 05-31-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas. I tried 'netconfig' from a terminal window. The only thing I could do was choose DHCP or hard code the IP. I use DHCP. There was nothing else I could set.

I tried the ls command and I get a list of files plus other information. One curious entry is:

ifconfig-lo.rpmsave->../networking/ifconfig-lo

and this entry is flashing. What does this mean?

The issue is that Apache isn't working. When I check the service, I get

Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName

Again, what does this error mean?

Thanks
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:46 AM   #5
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Quote:
ifconfig-lo.rpmsave->../networking/ifconfig-lo
and this entry is flashing. What does this mean?
It means that the file ../networking/ifconfig-lo which the link ifconfig-lo.rpmsave points to does not exist.
But interface 'lo' is loopback, you normally don't need to do anything with it.

What you need is an IP for your nic, eth0 (do you have more than one?) Then you need an entry in /etc/hosts to map servername w IP.
Check what IP you have:
# ifconfig (issue command as root)
There should always be an entry for 'lo', and your real nic's as 'eth0' 'eth1' etc

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Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name
This means that apache can't map name to IP, this could be done in /etc/hosts.
But! Now you have apache running, and you're using DHCP. I don't know about this setup, normally servers have static IP's.
But excuse me for asking: do you know what DHCP is, do you have a DHCP-server? I'm asking because I'm not sure how much you know about networking - I have a feeling you're "solving the wrong problem". Please return with details about your network and this computer.
 
Old 06-11-2005, 12:25 PM   #6
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Thank you for your response. It appears that there is some misunderstanding.

I used SWAT for Samba, which requires HTTPD to be running. I have used 127.0.0.1 as the address of the site, but that is not working. That is part of the reason that there is the bogus link. Ideally, I would like to remove this false connection but I am at a loss to do it. Any assistance towards this goal will be greatly appreciated.

This is another, possible related, issue. The FC1 box is part of a peer-to-peer Windows network. Do I set the localdomain to the name of my workgroup or would any fully qualified domain due?
 
  


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