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Old 02-24-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
jbis2k
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Question Access to /etc/network/interfaces denied


Disregard. Thanks to all who have looked at this. I found the answer in nano; not sudo. I am editing the file now.

My screen shows me@ubuntu-server:$

I typed the following after the $ sign:

/etc/network/interfaces

I received:

-bash /etc/network/interfaces: Permission Denied

When I installed the server I was prompted to input a username and password. I did. Am I--the user--not the administrator? Do I need to sign in as root?

I tried also entering: sudo /etc/network/interfaces to no avail.

Last edited by jbis2k; 02-24-2013 at 12:14 PM. Reason: Problem solved for now.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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Disregard. Thanks to all who have looked at this. I found the answer in nano; not sudo. I am editing the file now.
You may not be able to save your file changes. Try sudo nano .... if that's a problem.

Also, if you're running without a GUI, consider doing an apt-get install mc. Then the sudo mc will give you a nice two pane file manager, and a reasonably wysiwug editor (mcedit) that works from the command line.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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/etc/network/interfaces
That is not a command. It is simply a path statement.

You need a command preceding it, such as vi (open with the vi editor), less (open with less), cat (concatenate, or display the contents of), or the like.

try

Code:
cat /etc/network/interfaces
for testing purposes.
 
  


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