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Old 09-11-2006, 07:11 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2006
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Distribution: openSUSE 11.3, Xubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04
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Run program a startup automatically

All I want is to have SuSE execute 1 line at root level after it has booted:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0:1

(I need multiple ip addresses, and that would be the 2nd one).

Apparently, there is no rc.local in Suse, so I can't use that.

If I had a week to learn how to do it, I too could write one of those 150 line startup scripts in /etc/init.d/ But I don't have the time or the knowledge.

Can't use etc/init.d/boot.local because I need everything else running first (especially networking). A comment in boot.local says it runs before run level one is started.

Is there no file you can just drop a line into and have it run on startup, say around run level 5? How hard does this have to be?
Old 09-11-2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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I'm not suse user and I don't know exactly where the network configuration files are. But for quick help you can write a short script like this:


/sbin/ifconfig eth0:1

and place it in /etc/init.d (as e.g).

# chmod +x - to make it executable

Then you can create a symlink from runlevel 5 to point to that script and you can create it with some high start number like this:

# cd /etc/init.d/rc5.d
# ln -s ../ S99eth0conf

and restart. I hope you will find your interface already configured after rebooting. For better solution you have to wait for a reply from some suse users I'm afraid . I'm sure you can put the interface configuration line in the network file, you should just find where it is . I think it is /etc/sysconfig/network/ifconfig-eth0 and there should be something like:

eth0 inet static
ONBOOT yes or no

Maybe writing additional section for eth0:1 in this file???? )

Old 09-13-2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thanks igorc.

The init.d script thing did not work.

Your suggestion to look in the network config file was close enough that I was able to sort it out and have it working after a bit more googling. It turns out the YaST tool has a way to add addresses (Network Devices -> Network Card for anyone else who stumbles across this).


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