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Will named and DHCP3 start if eth0 (primary interface on my system) is down.
I found the syntax in /etc/network/interfaces to be a mess.
I changed it to be the right syntax.
Now I'm ready to restart but was just wondering if I'm on the right track with this.
For completeness here is a copy of my interfaces...
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# List of hotplug network interfaces
map eth0 eth0
# The primary network interface
# allow-hotplug eth0
# Inside world
iface eth0 inet static
up route add -net 0.0.0.0 network 0.0.0.0 gw 172.16.10.5 eth0
# Secondary network interface for now. May change later.
iface eth0:1 inet static
#Outside world and beyond
iface eth3 inet static