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Old 06-08-2008, 02:55 AM   #1
the_cranky_don
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How to force eth0 interface association on IPCop 1.4.18


I have installed IPCop 1.4.18 on a single board computer that has a PCMCIA controller. It has Realtek 8139 on board and I have a Xircom CE3B-100 plugged into PCMCIA.
IPCop install and sets up OK with Realtek set as eth0 (Green)and Xircom as eth1 (Red).
After 2 reboots green interface (eth0 - Realtek) is unreachable.
Doing dmesg on the box states that PCIC probe detected Xircom as eth0 and Realtek as eth1. After 1 or 2 reboots the interfaces are working again.
Is there a way to force PCIC probe to assign Realtek as eth0?

Thanks, Don =)
 
Old 06-08-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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You do not say what distribution you are using, but in Slackware you can set this in /etc/udev/rules.d/network-devices.rules.
 
Old 09-13-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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Don,

My apologies for the previous <rude characterization deleted> reply; not only is IPCop a distro, you even gave the release.

Did you ever find a solution? -- I am having a similar problem w/ IPCop 1.4.21.

Lest anyone suggest /etc/udev, there isn't any on my install of IPCop, & so far I can't find /udev anywhere on the machine.

FWIW, IPCop is an LFS custom, dedicated firewall distro.
 
Old 09-15-2010, 11:25 AM   #4
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Gday Rick,
Thanks for the reply.
It has been a while since I posted the question.
I couldn't find a solution so I ditched the SBC and reverted to a small form factor (Flex ATX) board with an additional Realtek PCI ethernet controller and continued running IPCop until about 6 months ago.
At that point I got disheartened at the lack of updates for IPCop and have installed Smoothwall Express (3.0 Polar) and haven't looked back.
Smoothwall is based on a newer kernel and most of the plugins/services available for IPCop are also available for Smoothwall.

Hope you get your problem resolved.

Thanks,
Don =)
 
Old 09-17-2010, 11:03 AM   #5
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Don,

Thanks for the interesting reply, I am responding in-line ...
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Gday Rick,
Thanks for the reply.
It has been a while since I posted the question.
Glad you're still watching the forum & answering.

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I couldn't find a solution so I ditched the SBC and reverted to a small form factor (Flex ATX) board with an additional Realtek PCI ethernet controller and continued running IPCop until about 6 months ago.
I also did a h/w change -- I removed a D-Link & suddenly the probe function in setup saw all 7 ports on its 1st pass. I was then able to assign GREEN + BLUE + RED the way I wanted & pick up GRAY 1-4 in the web based admin screens after installing EXTRA INTERFACES

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At that point I got disheartened at the lack of updates for IPCop and have installed Smoothwall Express (3.0 Polar) and haven't looked back.
SmoothWall Express 2 had a long life, & toward the end there were no updates. I used it (SWE 2) at home for at least 5 years before the box's pwr. supp. gave up the "magic smoke" & I switched to a Netgear ProSafe FVS318. I continue to use it out of laziness. Sometimes I miss setting up a dnsmasq config file to block ads etc.

BTW, the IPCop installation is for the Computer Club's suite, a considerably larger project.

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Smoothwall is based on a newer kernel
When I ran uname -a on IPCop, I saw ".36" for the kernel & thought it is nicely up to date; then I noticed that it's 1.4.36, not 1.6.36, & I'm having 2nd thoughts. Do you suppose they are concentrating on ver. 2?

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... and most of the plugins/services available for IPCop are also available for Smoothwall.
Do they have an Extra Interfaces equivalent? -- I really need 5 wired LAN's in addition to WiFi & the 'Net itself. I've looked here & found nothing, I also did internal & Google searches for "gray interface" & found nothing relevant.

IPCop will allow us to treat GREEN as a 2nd BLUE; if SWE 3 (Polar) would do the same, I could use it on 3 1U servers, instead of the single 4U I have now. With the extra switch they would need, they would take the same amount of rack/cabinet space.

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Hope you get your problem resolved.

Thanks,
Don =)
I did (see above), & you're welcome.
 
  


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