I have a fairly frustrating problem. I'm trying to switch a machine which has dhcp working on it to using a static address. I have cables, tested and working, to both, using a router to connect to the internet. The dhcp works fine, but I can't get the static to work at all.
I'm trying to do this on a Sun Linux OS, release 5.0.
I edited the ifconfig-eth0 and the network file as has been suggested here and in other places, but the route command shows a * for the gateway, which I suspect is part of the problem. There doesn't seem to be any configuration tools included in this version.
(in the eth0 I made Bootproto=static, and reset the IPADDR and netmask to my local values - in network I placed the router address in the GATEWAY=) - what's really frustrating is that I plugged the cable into my 2000 machine and used the same setting for the tcp/ip connection with success.
I can make dhcp work by switching back to the old original files, but no luck with the static files.
I would appreciate a list of what to check. This machine comes from another company and may have weird other stuff installed that is overriding these settings. I'd prefer not to have to reinstall the OS if possible.
Suggestions gratefully appreciated