I work at a public library, and our OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogs) are running Debian Lenny. They are locked down to loading and visiting one specific webpage through a combination of Kiosktool and Kiosk mode in the Opera browser.
Initially, I had one machine set up with a static IP address, which worked just fine. The static IP is translated at our Firewall to an actual IP address on the outside. However, I had many more machines that I wanted to clone from the working system.
On the cloned machines, the physical network card in the machine shows up in ifconfig as eth1, because it is "remembering" the eth0 network card from the master machine that it was cloned off of.
No problem, I thought, I will just change interfaces to the following:
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth1 inet static
# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
...replacing eth0 with eth1 in the appropriate places to make it the active card.
Now, however, when I boot these machines, they stick on the boot line
for about four minutes, and then loads Debian but does not load a webpage.
I can fix this problem manually, however, by unplugging and then replugging the ethernet cable.
Does anybody know what I might be doing wrong?
Following is the ifconfig output, as well:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:60:67:34:09:5f
inet addr:192.168.111.5 Bcast:192.168.111.255
inet6 addr: fe80::260:67ff:fe34:95f/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:167431 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4443 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:25471107 (24.2 MiB) TX bytes:614510 (600.1 KiB)
Interrupt:5 Base address:0x7c00
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:129 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:129 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:8942 (8.7 KiB) TX bytes:8942 (8.7 KiB)
Thanks in advance!